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Whiplash S13.4XXA 847.0


synonyms: cervical strain

Whiplash ICD-10 


A- initial encounter

D- subsequent encounter

S- sequela

Whiplash ICD-9

  • 847.0 (spains and strains of unspecified parts of back; cervical; whiplash injury)

Whiplash Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History

  • Pain may be related to facet joint injury.
  • Generally seen after MVA of falls.

Whiplash Anatomy

Whiplash Clinical Evaluation

  • Facet joint pain is typically worse with extension and improved with flexion.
  • Neck pain, cervical muscle spasm, may have radicular symptoms.
  • Generally have limited cervical ROM

Whiplash Xray / Diagnositc Tests

Whiplash Classification / Treatment

  • Ice, NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, may consider cervical collar.
  • Bracing may be detrimental (Borchgrevink GE, Spine 1998;23:25).

Whiplash Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis

Whiplash Complications

Whiplash Follow-up Care

Whiplash Review References

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