whiplash injury


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whiplash injury

n
(Pathology) med informal any injury to the neck resulting from a sudden thrusting forwards and snapping back of the unsupported head. Technical name: hyperextension-hyperflexion injury
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whiplash injury

Tearing of the muscles and ligaments around the cervical (neck) vertebrae by sudden head movement, often resulting from automobile accidents.
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Noun1.whiplash injury - an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)whiplash injury - an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
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Translations

whip·lash in·ju·ry

n. lesión de latigazo.
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Summary: Protecting against whiplash injury which occurs when the neck and head are suddenly forced forward and backward, automotive Whiplash Protection System (WPS) is being implemented in various cars.
Get a Free Sample Report from Here -- https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=S&rep_id=301 Automotive Whiplash Protection System (WPS) is a safety system in the vehicles to provide protection against whiplash injury. The whiplash injury is a neck injury caused due to an unexpected forward and backward movement owing to the force during an accident or by applying sudden break.
You could say that a whiplash injury is as old as the chariot.
It typically takes about eight to 12 weeks to recover, but about 25 percent of people who suffer a whiplash injury report discomfort for up to one year afterwards.
"They've talked about him having a whiplash injury which is not a great thing to talk about," said Jones.
Jones has heightened tensions between the rival camps by expressing his alarm at the 'whiplash injury' sustained by Sexton during the 10-9 defeat by France in the previous round of the RBS 6 Nations.
Whiplash Injury: Perspectives on the Development of Chronic Pain
Instead of the typical PS2,500 payout that someone gets for a minor whiplash injury claim, they should be offered an assessment of their injuries and treatment to help them recover, it suggests.
"Insurers were facing a fast-widening gap between premium income and claims costs, largely driven by whiplash injury claims and fraud which saw very sharp premium increases between 2009 and 2011." He went on: "That gap is closing and premiums are falling again thanks to competition, as well as improved fraud detection by the insurance industry and tightening of the law that is beginning to curb the number of spurious new whiplash injury claims.
Insurers previously faced "a fast-widening gap between premium income and claims costs - largely driven by whiplash injury claims and fraud, which saw very sharp premium increases between 2009 and 2011.