Whiplash. Just the sound of it hurts. It is the most common type of soft tissue injury. It’s a unique, but frequent injury that happens to drivers and passengers involved in rear-end accidents, when the force from the impact causes your head to snap violently back and forward. Because the term “whiplash” has such a negative connotation, doctors often refer to it now as a cervical sprain or a cervical strain. Whatever you call it, it can happen in almost any crash. Even at low speeds, an injury to your vertebrae, muscles, and ligaments in the neck is common. And even though whiplash can result from a fall, or even a sporting activity, most of the severe forms come from car accidents.
A Whiplash injury isn’t always obvious at first glance.. If you’re involved in a car crash, your natural physiological response may mask the symptoms. But over the course of the next few days after the accident, you would experience one or more of the following signs of whiplash.
- Tightness and stiffness in the neck
- Serious neck pain (dull and aching, rather than sharp)
- Head aches
- Problems with balance and equilibrium
- Back pain
- Memory problems
- Difficulty with concentration
If you’re suffering from a whiplash injury, your attorney will most likely refer you to a medical specialist for treatment, rather than to a general physician. (BREAK)
This is where Harold Ehrenberg’s 30 plus years as a doctor of chiropractic medicine is so valuable.
Harold might refer you to a back and neck expert, chiropractor, or neurologist. After a consultation, we might refer you to a back and neck expert, chiropractor, or neurologist
Treatments vary, from chiropractic care, immobilization of the neck, range-of-motion and physical therapy, muscle relaxants and massage therapy. In severe cases of whiplash injuries, where muscle or ligament damage is extensive or discs are involved, cervical traction and even surgery may be necessary.Recovery from whiplash injuries are sometimes quick, but in more serious cases, the symptoms can last for a year or more, and in rare situations severe whiplash injuries can result in a chronic pain condition that may last for decades.Due to the lack of any visible symptoms, but if left undiagnosed and untreated whiplash injuries can lead to chronic pain. It’s possible for whiplash injuries to slowly begin appearing several days after the accident. That’s why it’s important to have a lawyer with medical knowledge of injuries that result from car accidents.
That’s why it’s important to have a lawyer with medical knowledge of injuries that result from car accidents. We have handled thousands of cases requiring medical evaluations and follow-up treatment. Our experience can really make a difference. So, if you’ve been involved in an automobile accident or other incident that caused you to suffer a whiplash injury, it’s crucial that you receive medical attention immediately. Then call Harold Ehrenberg and let him help you determine whether someone was negligent or reckless in causing harm to you, and whether you might be able to collect damages to cover your losses. If you think someone was at fault in an accident, call our offices today.