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Neck injuries

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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: 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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Whiplash injury and recovery my experience

Anna talks about the car accident that gave her whiplash, and how she is recovering.

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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 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 (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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First aid for spinal injury

Information on how to manage and treat a spinal injury.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Congenital torticollis - twisted neck in babies

About 1 in 200 babies have torticollis, a shortening of a muscle in the neck causing their head to tilt to one side. The muscle affected is called the sterno-cleido-mastoid muscle (SCM), and it goes from the sternum (breast bone) to the skull just behind the ear.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Cervical Dystonia (Spasmodic Torticollis) | myVMC

Cervical dystonia is a movement disorder of the neck muscles causing spasms, tremors and pain in the neck and abnormal head posture.

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