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Neck injuries

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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.

Read more on Cochrane (Australasian Centre) website

UQ Whiplash Evidence Based Resource - What is Whiplash

Whiplash is a common term for sudden acceleration-deceleration forces on the neck as a result of rear-end or side impact motor vehicle collisions, diving accidents and/or other mishaps.

Read more on Whiplash (Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine) website

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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UQ Whiplash Evidence Based Resource - Whiplash Symptoms

The most common symptom after a whiplash injury is neck pain or stiffness. This can occur immediately after the injury or even after a few days.

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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 (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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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

First aid for spinal injury

Information on how to manage and treat a spinal injury.

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Talking to Your Children about Spinal Cord Injury: A Practical Guide for Families.

As social workers in the spinal cord injury (SCI) fi eld we acknowledge that there has been a gap in services, resources and support for parents and families to explain their injury to children. Parents engaged in NSW Spinal Services provided informal feedback regarding the lack of specifi c resources available to them to assist their child relatives through the impact of spinal cord injury on their family.

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