Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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“Sprain” is not a great word to describe a cervical injury even though we all use it. Sprain means an injury to a ligament but does not describe the ligament or how severe the sprain really is.

The neck has many ligaments, capsules and even the disc and any injury to any of them could be considered a sprain.

If the term sprain is used in the classic sense,it would be very difficult to identify a sprain on an MRI.

Dr. Corenman