WHAT IS WHIPLASH?

Tyson Mutrux: Hi, Tyson Mutrux with The Mutrux Law Firm. Today I’m answering the question, “What is whiplash?” Whiplash is most commonly seen in rear-end auto accidents and it’s simply the hyperextension, hyperflexion of the neck going forward and backwards. What that does is it actually — it’s a pulling and stretching of the tendons of the muscles in the neck and it actually causes serious long-term permanent injuries. Obviously, I’m not a doctor, I’m an attorney, but as a personal injury attorney, I see it all the time.

Your neck is not like a rubber band where you stretch it and it goes back. It’s more like Silly Putty where if you pull on it, it’s not going to go back together. So it actually does cause permanent long-term injuries. People think that, “Oh my gosh, it’s just whiplash, I’m going to recover in no time.” It’s not that simple.

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