Pains, Claims, and Automobiles
BC has the highest incidence of whiplash in the world. I am not sure why this is so, but it might have something to do with the fact that the government owns both the automotive insurance and the medical plan. And I hate to admit it, but all those lawyer commercials actually have a point. They give you a free initial consultation, and ICBC is not always your friend. In fact, the only people they treat worse than their customers is their employees.
To understand car crashes it is first handy to understand some of the physics of vehicle collisions. So here is a cute video I found that describes the basics fairly well. Click here to find out why several giant sperm are flying in pursuit of a glass of gas, and all will be made clear.
Slide show of the timing of acute whiplash - the first 2/10ths of a second
What makes whiplash slow to heal ?
Review article on management of Whiplash
Click here for a review article on management of whiplash