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Trauma is a serious injury or shock to the body. It is caused by a physical force, such as violence or an accident. The injury may be complicated by psychiatric, behavioral, and social factors. This can cause the disability to be greater than just physical injuries.
Brain Trauma from Whiplash
Whiplash brain
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National Safety Council



Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians

Trauma Association of Canada



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