Cervical Connective Tissue Injury
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 07:25 AM

(a.k.a. “Whiplash,” “Cervical Soft Tissue Injury,” and “Cervical Strain and/or Sprain”)

Cervical Connective Tissue Injury," "Cervical Soft Tissue Injury," "Cervical Strain," and "Cervical Sprain" are among the common names used to label specific injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the cervical spine resulting from trauma. Proving the presence of such injuries in litigation is particularly challenging for a number of reasons. First, there is no imaging study or medical test that can definitively reveal these types of injuries as they typically exist, with the exception of an invasive biopsy of the affected tissues.

Health care providers typically make the diagnosis based upon a number of factors--primarily upon the appearance of symptoms soon after a related traumatic event as well as at least partial relief of symptoms following specialized therapies.

it is important to combat the voodoo and skepticism associated with the term "whiplash" and explain the well-founded science associated with the injuries and how they result from the trauma of a particular event. Illustrations explaining the related anatomy, the mechanism of injury, and the injury itself can be very valuable tools in that process.

In this article Illustrations and the concepts behind them, developed by MediVisuals in 1996 after extensive research into the anatomy, the mechanism of injury, and the resulting anatomical trauma which occurs in these cases.

Source:  http://medivisuals.blogspot.com/2014/04/cervical-connective-tissue-injury-aka.html