How to Deal with Whiplash Injury After Car Accident?
Often mentioned in the same breath as car accidents is the term whiplash. Though it is a common injury, it is more complex than commonly thought.
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What Is Whiplash Injury After Car Accident?
Whiplash is a soft tissue injury caused by the rapid back-and-forth movement of your neck. This often occurs in car accidents due to force of impact, particularly in rear-end accidents. It affects the bones in your spine and neck, as well as the muscles and ligaments in your spine, neck, and shoulders. Additionally, it can cause your brain to jostle in your head, which could cause a concussion.
Can a Minor Car Accident Cause Whiplash?
Any type of car accident can cause whiplash. However, it is most common in rear-end accidents. The main aspect of car accidents that cause whiplash is when a moving car comes to a sudden, complete stop.
What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash Injury After Car Accident?
You may have whiplash if you have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Neck Pain and Stiffness
- Worsening of Pain with Movement
- Loss of Range of Motion in the Neck
- Pain in the Shoulder, Back, and Upper Arms
- Tingling or Numbness in the Arms
- Blurred Vision
- Ringing in the Ears
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Memory Problems
What Should I Do If I Have Whiplash?
If you have any of the symptoms of whiplash, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. This is so that you can rule out a more major injury, such as broken bones, as well as to start the treatment and recovery process as soon as possible.
How long does Whiplash last after a Car accident?
The majority of people heal within 3 – 4 weeks with no long-term repercussions. However, the length and quality of recovery will depend on the person and severity of the injury.
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Arizona Resources for Whiplash
If you have whiplash and you have already spoken to your doctor, there are other resources available to you.
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If you need medical treatment after a car accident contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.