This patient was involved in a MVC. He complained of headaches and neck pain. Sounds like a "typical whiplash" patient, no? Well, he was evaluated and told he had "whiplash". This patient came to my office and during the initial evaluation and history, I concluded that he had a specific, potentially more serious injury. I am glad I knew that "whiplash" injuries can be complex and severe. I performed a digital Motion Xray and this is what I was able to diagnose, upper cervical instability caused by a car crash. This patient unfortunately needed surgery, but luckily we evaluated him . . .
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