Linda Cain, RN, of Nationwide Medical Legal Solutions in Wichita, Kan., writes about the common misconceptions of neck injuries from auto accidents. This information, published in TruckAccident Magazine, includes valuable details the public should know.
Cain writes, “Tangling with a semi often results in devastating injuries. These catastrophic injuries are quickly tended to and of course, priority should be given to these potentially life-threatening injuries. However, having assisted with many accidents involving neck injury, we have learned that the more “simple” injuries such as whiplash may be played down or totally overlooked. The term ‘whiplash’ refers to a neck injury where the soft tissues (ligaments, tendons and muscles) in the neck are overstretched. This happens when the head and neck are rapidly forced or “whipped” into abnormal positions outside of their normal ranges. It is the most common motor vehicle-related injury treated in hospital emergency rooms.”
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