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What is Whiplash?

The term whiplash is often used to describe something that happens very suddenly. However, whiplash is more than that. Whiplash is an injury that occurs suddenly. Often whiplash happens in rear end car accidents when a driver or passenger in the front car is suddenly hit from behind. The collision can cause a person’s head to suddenly move backward than forward.

The result can be significant neck pain. The neck pain may be treated with rest and over the counter pain relief. Some patients may require prescription drugs and physical therapy. While many car accident victims will recover fully from whiplash injuries, others will suffer from chronic neck pain.

If you suffer neck pain after a Pennsylvania car accident then it is important to talk to your doctor about your possible injuries and treatment.

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