You have been involved in an automobile accident. Thankfully, no one was fatally injured, hospitalized nor suffered a fracture or broken bone. That said, whiplash is one of the most common injuries associated with automobile accidents. It can have significant symptoms that linger much longer than insurance companies want to recognize. This is one of the myriads of reasons it is vital to hire a skilled attorney and legal team who are adept at obtaining results for you when insurance companies don’t want to be held accountable for the injuries you have suffered.
The symptoms associated with whiplash, according to the professionals at John Hopkins University, can include neck pain and stiffness that may radiate to your shoulders or arms; tingling in your arms or fingers; low back pain; dizziness; blurry vision; ringing in your ears; and issues with concentration or memory. Whiplash is an injury to your neck caused by the forced motion of your head going back and forth at an accelerated and decelerated rate. While is whiplash may be caused by a sports injury or a fall, most notably whiplash is attributable to rear-end accidents. Whiplash is often undiagnosed and misunderstood or downplayed.
Whiplash is diagnosed by several methods, most commonly an x-ray, MRI, or CT scan. If you are diagnosed with whiplash your health care provider may order you to undergo physical therapy, wear a cervical collar, apply ice, take muscle relaxers or anti-inflammatory medication.
Typically, symptoms of whiplash tend or resolve or decrease within several weeks or months after your accident. In some cases, however, pain and symptoms may persist well after that. It is crucial to obtain medical treatment from a health care provider who is well versed with symptoms and issues relating to car accidents, including whiplash.
Call our office today to discuss your questions or concerns relating to your car accident, including whiplash. While we would never advise or direct medical care we certainly understand and have vast experience with the legal aspects that surround whiplash injuries.