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What increases my risk for whiplash?

Certain activities and events are more likely to strain your neck muscles and ligaments, which can result in whiplash. Activities like contact sports and events like rear-end auto collisions can increase your risk for whiplash. Additionally, women are more likely than men to have whiplash. This may be because men often have stronger neck muscles than women.

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What should I do if I think I might have whiplash?
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Can neck injuries cause problems with breathing?
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Are there alternative treatments for whiplash?
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How is whiplash treated?
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