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    Can a small push on the car from a wagon cause whiplash?

Posted on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 in Headache and Migraines
Question: Hi! Today when i was parked at the grocery store the a wagon that you put the food in hit the front of my car bc of the wind. This cant cause whiplash correct? The car barely shook howveer bc of my other car accident ive been paranoid. Thanks
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
There shouldn't be any damage such whiplash.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

In my opinion, this small incident can't cause any significant problems such whiplash, because of insignificant forces involved.

So, if you didn't make any brisk movement due to that episode that may cause temporary discomfort of the neck, you shouldn't worry about.

There is no need to do anything, just be reassured that there are no significant damages to your health.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho 1 hour later
Thank you!So basically its impossible correct?
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, basically it is impossible.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

As I said before, it is impossible because of the forces involved.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho 6 hours later
Thank you
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Glad I helped you.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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