When most people think of car accident injuries, they think of whiplash. While some accident victims will get out of a car immediately complaining of a stiff neck, these injuries often don’t appear for hours or days after the crash. Many people fail to realize how serious this injury is, but it can actually lead to a life of pain and discomfort when left untreated. If you’ve suffered severe whiplash or other soft tissue injury in a car accident, call Ghozland Law Firm today to pursue fair compensation.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is the colloquial term for a neck strain, which is an injury to the soft tissue of the neck. Whiplash is caused by the sudden, violent movement of the head either forward, backward, or sideways. Although it is commonly associated with car accidents, this injury can also occur from sports like football, snowboarding, and boxing.
The symptoms of whiplash can take several days to appear, and can include:
- Pain in the neck
- Decreased range of motion
- Tightness or stiffness in the neck
- Jaw pain
- Weakness in limbs
- Problems with vision or hearing
How is Whiplash Treated
When a person is diagnosed with whiplash, a doctor will generally suggest immobilizing the neck for a short time with a cervical collar, after which they will undergo physical therapy. The physical therapy process can last for months or even years for severe cases. Most people who suffer from a whiplash injury will heal within a few months of the accident if treated properly, but some lingering symptoms can last a lifetime if left untreated.
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