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Medical Term:

posttraumatic neck syndrome


a syndrome of neck pain, tenderness, and spasm, often associated with ill-defined symptoms (dizziness, blurred vision), resulting from neck trauma, most often of the whiplash variety.

Synonym(s): cervical fibrositis, cervical tension syndrome

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