All You Need To Know About Whiplash Injuries
Personal Injury Claim Whiplash
Whiplash is a form of neck injury. It occurs as the head jerks forward or backwards in a rapid motion, exposing the cervical spine to lightning-fast movements and intense pressures.
Whiplash may cause mild to serious symptoms, depending on which neck tissues (such as ligaments and nerves) are damaged and how severely they are injured.
The majority of whiplash injuries are caused by road accidents. They can also be caused by a sporting accident.
Whether whiplash is due to car crashes or any type of mishap, some common symptoms are observed. The signs of whiplash are mostly so mild that they go away after a matter of days. Others can experience a wide range of symptoms that may become permanent.
The most common symptoms include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Knotted muscles
- Numbness in your arm or hand
- Blurred vision
- Concentration or memory problems
- Other cognitive or psychological difficulties.
Whiplash signs may take several days to show, so keep an eye on the symptoms that appear if you or a family member is involved in a car accident.
Damaged soft tissues are rarely visible on a clear x-ray. Other scans, such as CT Scan and MRI, can be used to diagnose it in addition to a full medical examination and history.
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI scanning, is a type of imaging that uses magnetism, radio waves, and a device to provide precise information about the anatomy of the body’s joints, soft tissues, and bones. The most common imaging test for the brain and spinal cord is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
CT scans provide images of the interior of the patient’s body using x-ray rays. It has the ability to see tissues inside a solid organ. Organ tear and injury are more easily detected with a CT scan.
Neurological Problems Due To Whiplash
Whiplash can cause neurological problems. Whiplash accidents will sometimes impact the way your brain functions. Some neurological issues that stem from a whiplash injury are:
- Memory loss.
- Problems stayed focused.
- Sudden mood changes.
- Nervousness and depression.
It is of immense importance to seek medical assistance for the treatment of whiplash. Your medical services provider will suggest a specific treatment on the basis of your age, overall health, medical history, the extent of your injury and your tolerance for specific medicines, procedures, or therapies. Some treatments and preventive measures may include:
- Apply ice or heat on the injured area.
- Take medicines and pain killers as recommended by the doctor to reduce pain and swelling.
- Stretches and exercises also help to strengthen sore neck muscles.
- Neck collars also comfort the neck bone muscles for a short time period.
- Other therapies like massages, Hydrotherapy or Osteopathic manipulation techniques emphasise mind-body relationships that can help you feel better.
Whiplash Claim For Compensation After An Accident
It has been realised that if you receive medical treatment for a whiplash injury as soon as possible, it helps accelerate recovery by up to 60% in some of the cases.
Along with medical assistance, don’t wait to make a claim, so you can get compensation for your whiplash injuries as early as possible.
Keep a clear account of the incident, the evidence, the symptoms, and the hospital care and costs.
You must ensure that you are aware of the severity and seriousness of the injury, as well as all other damages resulting from the incident.
At Hamilton Douglas Legal, you can find experienced solicitors to help you with your personal injury claims.
Also, if you have suffered whiplash injury within the last 3 years with no fault of your own, and have suffered a lot of damage due to it, then contact us. Seek advice from our no win no fee personal injury lawyers, as they can help you make a successful claim for compensation.