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Neck injuries

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Whiplash injury | myVMC

Whiplash is a traumatic injury that causes neck pain. It is associated with sudden jerking of the spine in rear-end motor accidents.

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Helmets are shown to reduce motorcyclist head injury and death | Cochrane

Motorcyclists are at high risk in traffic crashes, particularly for head injury. A review of studies concluded that helmets reduce the risk of head injury by around 69% and death by around 42%. There is, so far, insufficient evidence to compare the effectiveness of different types of helmet. Some studies have suggested that helmets may protect against facial injury and that they have no effect on neck injury, but more research is required for a conclusive answer. The review supports the view that helmet use should be actively encouraged worldwide for rider safety.

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Neck pain - Better Health Channel

Treatments like physiotherapy, osteopathy or remedial massage can generally help neck and shoulder pain.

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Neck pain: treatment - myDr.com.au

Treatment for neck pain depends on the cause and how severe it is. Neck pain treatment, including treatment for whiplash, often involves a combination of self-care, medicines, exercises and relaxation therapies.
 

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Neck pain: symptoms and causes - myDr.com.au

Knowing the symptoms of your neck pain and when to see a doctor can help in finding the cause and getting a diagnosis.

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Neck | Arthritis Australia

What is neck pain? Neck pain is pain that is felt in the upper part of the spine. It is sign that the joints, muscles or other parts of the neck are injured, strained or not working properly. Neck pain is very common, with about one in 10 people having it at any given time, but it is not usually a sign of arthritis or

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Neck Pain | myVMC

Information on the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of Neck pain and stiff neck by professional health specialists.

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Neck Pain - Pain Conditions - painHEALTH

Learn about neck pain as a musculoskeletal pain condition to identify how you can approach neck pain in your co-management treatment plan

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Neck Pain (Non-Traumatic)Information for Consumers - Neck Pain (Non-Traumatic)

This article tells consumers about non-traumatic neck pain and how it is diagnosed, including what imaging tests they may need to have.This article tells consumers about non-traumatic neck pain and how it is diagnosed, including what imaging tests they may need to have.

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Exercise - RECOVER Injury Research Centre - University of Queensland

Exercises for whiplash or neck pain may include specific neck exercises, shoulder exercises, active exercise, stretching, strengthening, postural, functional, kinaesthetic, eye-fixation and proprioception exercises

Read more on RECOVER Injury Research Centre website

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