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The Neurological Point of View

  • G. Meola
  • V. Sansone
Conference paper

Abstract

Whiplash refers to the sudden hyperextension followed by flexion of the neck that occurs when an occupant of a motor vehicle is hit from behind by another vehicle. This is such a typical mode of action determining pain in the neck that this same term is known in other languages as well: in Italian it is known as “colpo di frusta”, in French it is known as “le coup de lapein” and in German as “schleudertrauma”.

Keywords

Neck Pain Degenerative Disc Disease Whiplash Injury Transient Global Amnesia Occipital Neuralgia 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Meola
    • 1
  • V. Sansone
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Neurologia and I Divisione di NeurologiaUniversità di Milano, Ospedale ClinicizzatoSan Donato Milanese (MI)Italy

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