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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 a person has a neck injury?
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Should I talk to my doctor about my whiplash symptoms?
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How is whiplash treated?
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How do medications treat whiplash?
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