The doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. A physical exam will be done. It will focus on the neck.
Most whiplash injuries do not show up on imaging tests. Neck images may be taken to make sure that no other injuries have occurred. Images may be taken with:
- CT scan
- MRI scan
- CT myelogram
An electromyogram may also be done to test for nerve damage.
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