In my car accident I was hit from the side causing my head to snap to my left hitting the area of my left ear on the door jamb, causing Traumatic Brain Injury and Sideways Whiplash. Months prior to the car accident I had fallen at work and had some X-Rays take. Those X-Rays showed a normal cervical curve of my neck. I had no long time symptoms from that. After the accident more X-Rays showed the bones of neck to be straight, like I had a ruler strapped to it! Hubby found that this type of sideways whiplash was common among football players and tracked down the doctors that worked with the Pittsburgh Steelers. I don't remember why now, we never did meet with those doctors.

low_speed_collisions_handout.jpg Hubby in his usual annoying Mr. Fix It mode came across Soft-Tissue Review, 1996-2003, Injury Resources Review, 2003-2006 and The Guide to Whiplash which we subscribed to for years. Today the organization is known as Injury Resources today. If you have Whiplash, and there is no real test to prove it, just like there is no current objective test to show that you are hungry (a type of pain), I highly recommend getting their books and publications.

Sadly there is still little research into Sideways Whiplash injuries:

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