whiplash injury

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an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)


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16) In order to make informed decisions to optimize vehicle occupant safety, it is imperative that fleet managers be knowledgeable of key vehicle safety features, including the effectiveness of head restraints in whiplash injury prevention, and knowledge of appropriate head restraint positioning.
The finding is important because the structural basis of whiplash injury is unknown, Jostein Krakenes, Ph.
Reports suggest that more than three per cent of adults who are in a vehicle during a rear-end collision, experience a whiplash injury.
To measure the whiplash injury criteria, the test dummy (a Biofidelic Rear Impact Dummy - BioRID-2) has a specially designed spinal column that consist of 24 "vertebrae", just as human beings.
JOHNNY Sexton suffered a whiplash injury to his neck and shoulder in Ireland's 10-9 RBS 6 Nations defeat to France, according to head coach Joe Schmidt.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said the UK was now the "whiplash capital of Europe" - with one out of every 140 people claiming for a whiplash injury each year.
Raynor is set to return after being out since mid-March with a whiplash injury and said: "Craven Park is quite a fiery place, they are a big and passionate crowd.
However, the insurance company says that many whiplash injury claims are fraudulent.
A report published today by the BIA entitled 'Tackling whiplash: prevention, care, compensation' says that 430,000 people claimed for whiplash injury in 2007, costing the insurance industry pounds 1.
Osteopathic medicine regards a whiplash injury as an insult to the entire body including the pelvis, spine, head and their connecting soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, muscles, fascia).
Other studies also have shown a higher incidence of whiplash injury in women, who typically have a smaller or thinner neck in proportion to their head size, compared with men.
e speed and acceleration of the first thoracic arch with both pigs and humans, researchers at he tests, researchers found that high NIC values were accompanied by significant spinal column pressure changed in human cases of whiplash injury with long-term symptoms.
She went on: "My greatest fear is that if insurance fraud such as whiplash injury claims isn't brought under control and quickly, we will see a repeat of the spiralling premiums of 2010 and 2011 when the cost of the average policy rose by over 40% in just 12 months.
The 19-year-old Ireland U20 star had to be carried off after suffering a whiplash injury in the 19-15 reverse.