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Can you get a concussion from whiplash?

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The blow that causes neck strain can sometimes cause a concussion, too. Concussions can be serious, so see a doctor right away. You need emergency medical care if you have a headache that gets worse or won't go away, if you have weakness or trouble talking, or are confused, dizzy, nauseous, excessively sleepy, or unconscious.

SOURCES:
American Academy of Family Physicians FamilyDoctor.org web site: "Concussion in Sports." 
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons web site: "Neck Strain." 
Centers for Disease Control web site: "Facts about concussion and Brain Injury." 
Davis, M.F., et al, Expert Guide to Sports Medicine, American College of Physicians Press, 2005. 
Rouzier, P., The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor, second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on August 2, 2020

SOURCES:
American Academy of Family Physicians FamilyDoctor.org web site: "Concussion in Sports." 
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons web site: "Neck Strain." 
Centers for Disease Control web site: "Facts about concussion and Brain Injury." 
Davis, M.F., et al, Expert Guide to Sports Medicine, American College of Physicians Press, 2005. 
Rouzier, P., The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor, second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on August 2, 2020

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