Whiplash Injury affects an estimated 250,000 people who filed personal injury claims from car accidents each year (this equates to over 80% of all personal injury claims from car accidents). This blog will not only explain what whiplash is and how it’s caused as well as detailing the symptoms and proper diagnosis, but also how to treat whiplash injuries and prevent from becoming a victim.
What Is Whiplash?
Generally caused by vehicle accidents, the sudden acceleration abruptly followed by deceleration damages the skeletal and muscular region of the victim’s neck. Although whiplash isn’t usually life-threatening, it should be treated as soon as possible by a trained physician. Whiplash can lead to partial disability and a constant discomfort which is why it’s in your best interest to get to your doctor immediately.
Do I Have Whiplash?
If you’ve recently been in an automotive accident or otherwise experienced a ‘whiplash associated event,’ you may be suffering from whiplash. Neck pains, headaches, ringing in the ears, dizziness and fatigue are a few of the common symptoms of whiplash.
In severe cases of Whiplash Associated Disorder, you may be experiencing more cronic related symptoms such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, and even social isolation.
Just As A Reminder
I am not a doctor nor physician. Please don’t use the information on this blog to treat a possible case of whiplash yourself. Please take your physicians advice over any information found on this blog. If you believe you have whiplash, or were in a recent accident causing whiplash-like symptoms, please visit your doctor as soon as possible!