Listen, as Dr. Wang describes how whiplash is diagnosed.
Whiplash is more of a syndrome. You take into account the history. Typically there is a traumatic episode, and you take into account the patient’s symptoms, and what’s also more important about whiplash is you do the imaging studies, x-rays, MRIs, and you really do not see any abnormalities.
About Dr. Wang, M.D.:
Dr. Jeffrey Wang, M.D., is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He specializes in all spine disorders in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar area. His research interests include gene therapy for the treatment of spinal disorders, minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders, bone growth biological proteins, and biomedical engineering of non-invasive spine surgery using high intensity focused ultrasonic waves.