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Leon Bradway - Whiplash

In this week’s Brazos Valley Physician’s Organization Journal of Medicine Report, Leon Bradway discusses whiplash.

All the ligament structures possibly, as well as all the muscles, and even some of the joint capsules in the neck, that help us with turning our head or looking up and down, can all get affected, or be affected, from a traumatic whipping of the neck where the neck goes forward and back.

Forty to sixty percent of people that have a whiplash injury continue to have problems, two to three years from their injury date because they can’t seem to get their pain to go away and they have a lot of other problems for range of motion, turning their head, or a lot of muscle problems around their head and neck. Individuals with whiplash injuries, there are treatments out there to be very helpful.

Those treatments are getting a very good diagnosis on the muscle structures that are involved as well as the joints themselves within the cervical spine and the upper part of the neck here that can be affected because of a severe whiplash problem.

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