Cause – Ligaments are placed under mechanical stress or excessive force. Effect – Pain is generated by the nerve endings located in the ligaments.
Cause & Effect
Pain in Motion = Test in Motion
Traditionally, diagnosis of whiplash injuries rely upon non-moving diagnostic procedures, such as static x-rays, stress view x-rays, CT, and MRI. During these tests, patients are asked to stand or lie still: “Don’t move ” and/or “Hold your breath.” Patients hurt more when they move, and pain is commonly an indicator of injury.
Digital Motion X-Ray
(DMX) is a new type of fluoro-based x-ray system, coupled with new digital and optic technology, allowing clinicians to view the spine in real-time motion at 30 x-rays per second. That’s about 2,700 x-rays in a single case study!