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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The objective of the present pilot study, therefore, was to examine the awareness and knowledge level of vehicle fleet managers regarding the benefits of head restraints and appropriate head restraint positioning for the prevention of whiplash injury. Further, whether whiplash injury prevention factored into vehicle acquisition decision-making or driver training was also examined.
The investigators included only patients with persistent neck pain, tenderness in neck muscles and other soft tissues by palpation, and decreased range of neck motion 3 months after the whiplash injury.
LEADING insurer Admiral is taking a tough stand against bogus whiplash injury claims.
A whiplash injury commonly causes a painful, stiff neck.
The semi was blighted by a whiplash injury to Mohammad Sheikh, who was rushed to hospital after a collision with team-mate Dominic Ostler as they both went for Richard Blakey's attempted six hit.
With the QTF whiplash-associated disorder (WAD) insurance data study, the task force set out to estimate the incidence of "compensated whiplash injury" in Quebec and classify recipients of compensation by age, gender, and geographical region.
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 1.9bn in compensation.
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.
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."