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Whiplash Symptoms

Whiplash Symptoms You Need To Know

Given the amount of cars on the road, it is inevitable that there will be bumps and collisions on the road. The vast majority of road traffic accidents are not too serious and hopefully the only damage is that which is caused to the car. There can be a problem with light impact crashes though and many experts and analysts believe that these crashes are as likely to cause whiplash in the people involved than more serious collisions.

As many people are in a state of shock after being involved in an accident, it may be that they do not realise they have suffered whiplash until sometime after the event. This is why it is important to be aware of the symptoms associated with the injury. Being aware of the whiplash symptoms should help people to determine if they have possibly suffered this type of injury and whether they need to seek medical assistance.

The most common whiplash symptoms can include:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Numbness or tingling in your shoulders and arms
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or giddiness
  • Back ache

When Do Whiplash Symptoms Start?

The most common whiplash symptoms are headaches and stiffness in the back of the head and in the neck. These symptoms may take a few days to become noticeable, so just because they do not surface straight away doesn’t mean that it is not related to the accident.

How Long Do Whiplash Symptoms Last?

All being well, the symptoms will pass in a few days or a week or two but they can last for much longer. The extent of the pain and injury can also be greater than you may assume and this is why people should seek medical assistance if they have been involved in a car accident. Whiplash can be extremely painful and it can have serious long-term implications for a person’s health. Although many people will not want to bother a doctor or medical staff, it would be silly not to be checked out for the condition if the symptoms arise after being in a traffic accident.

Medical Advice On Whiplash Symptoms

Although seeking medical advice is always a sensible option when someone believes that they have suffered whiplash, there are steps people can take to hopefully reduce the impact of the injury. Applying ice to the affected area in the 24 hour period after the accident may help to reduce the inflammation. Many people find that using a bag of peas is a great alternative if you do not have an ice pack. The fact that the peas can move around in the bag means that they can mould around the shape of the body, providing a tighter fit.

If more serious medical attention is required, a number of options or whiplash treatments may be considered. There is no universally agreed method of treating whiplash and this means that some doctors will apply one method, whereas others will approve of other means. This is not to say that one treatment is better than the other but it is important to follow the advice or plan that has been provided. The internet is a great source of information, but mixing treatment plans can sometimes be detrimental so if you have sought medical advice, be sure to follow the plans as intended.

Why Choose 1stClaims?

At 1stClaims we have a full understanding of the symptoms of whiplash and can provide treatment accordingly. If you have any questions regarding whiplash symptoms then please call us free on 0800 2888 693 or complete a Free Online Enquiry. Alternatively, return to the WHIPLASH home page for more whiplash claim information.

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