Why did my doctor order X-rays or other diagnostic tests?

Although whiplash is considered a soft-tissue injury, the doctor may order X-rays, a CT scan or an MRI, as well as other tests, to check for other injuries. Injuries to the spine or spinal cord can be extremely serious, even life-threatening. For this reason, your doctor may perform as many tests as he or she feels necessary to ensure that you do not have a more serious injury.

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