Personal injury whiplash
Personal Injury Whiplash
As by far the most common physical ailment after a car accident, whiplash can be very painful and frustrating. In this article, we’ll make understanding whiplash a whole lot simpler. We’ll also break down how you can make a standard personal injury whiplash claim. After all, whiplash is more than just an inconvenience – so what help can we offer?
What is Personal Injury Whiplash?
Whiplash is a painful form of neck strain. It can happen after auto accidents of as little as 5mph, and it can even afflict you after a slip or fall. Often, too, it can be a very discomforting add-on to other more serious injuries such as broken bones or paralysis. Although common, there is no reason why you need to accept whiplash as ‘part of the deal’ when suffering from a personal injury.
Whiplash occurs when one is forced into a severe and rapid jerk of the head. This happens very commonly and can take place in all manner of day-to-day situations. One of the major issues with whiplash is the fact that it causes a delayed reaction. Whiplash often does not kick in until 6-12 hours post-incident. This can be vastly discomforting and leave you feeling anxious and in a lot of pain.
Whiplash is one of the most common forms of personal injury. Let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of whiplash.
The Most Common Causes of Personal Injury Whiplash
Whiplash is easy to diagnose. After a period of time post-incident, you may feel any of the following:
- Regular stiffness in the neck moving it from side-to-side.
- Blurred vision and an inability to maintain sharpness and clarity of vision.
- Regular headaches that come and go, affecting concentration.
- Inability to sleep and a regular numbness/tingling sensation in the arms.
- Shoulder pain, upper back pain, and even lower back pain from the ribcage down.
All of the above can become regular problems post-injury. As you might expect, the most common form of personal injury whiplash stems from a car accident. In a car, we are relatively stable when wearing a seatbelt. Our neck and back, though, aren’t quite as secure. This can lead to the head-whipping motion in a crash that is likely to cause whiplash symptoms.
This happens most commonly when a vehicle hits from behind your own vehicle. This can happen at even very slow speeds of 5-8mph. Whiplash is caused more by the whipping motion of the neck, rather than the speed and force of contact.
Since whiplash is so painful, and since its symptoms can last for such a long time, it is only natural to search for treatments. This is where our 719 Pain experts come in. What treatments are there for whiplash?
What Treatment is there for Personal Injury Whiplash?
Treatment, thankfully, can be as simple as the cause. You should first seek out the advice of a medical specialist. You may choose to visit your family doctor, and have them give you a first opinion of the problem. Many times, though, whiplash is not treated seriously enough. This can lead to over-the-counter medications alone being the sole treatment offered.
In order to properly treat your whiplash, our catalog of specialists can treat your pain and strained neck musculature. For both pain relief and deep tissue treatment, you can choose from any one of the following options:
- Chiropractic care and massage
- Pharmaceutical pain relief
- Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure and naturopathy
Physical therapy may assist in improving motion, optimizing circulation and making long-term healing more likely. You should always look to work with a specialist. Whiplash is a very particular incident, and severity is different from person to person, which makes it a unique and difficult condition to treat.
As such, hiring a specialist makes finding a medical solution more important. Fortunately, that’s exactly what our unaffiliated service offers.
Why Should You Visit a Personal Injury Whiplash Specialist?
For one, a specialist is more likely to treat your pain seriously. Someone who fully understands the pain and stress of whiplash emotionally and physically will take complaints at face value, and do everything they can to help. While getting treatment outside of over-the-counter medication can be challenging, due mainly to the variety of options available, our service makes it easy.
You should also look to build up the best profile possible of what took place. This allows for clearer understanding and reports of any damage done. This can be of great significance if your case goes to court; your medical records will be direct proof of the severity of your pain, and its lasting effects.
Another reason you should look to see a specialist is that there are many different treatments available to you, not just one or two. There are physical treatments which numb the pain of whiplash, corrective spinal treatments which realign your damages neck, and natural treatments for those interested in alternative medicines.
How Can 719 Pain Assist with Personal Injury Whiplash?
719 Pain makes finding high quality specialists that much easier. First, we’ll help you to arrange medical treatment to begin full whiplash recovery. This can be through a physician, or a chiropractor. We also make sure you can get legal assistance to begin putting together your case for compensation.
So rather than fighting your battle alone, give us a call today. We are a completely unaffiliated organisation; we aren’t selling you a solution. Our only mission is to help you get the treatment and professional legal advice that you deserve. Interested? Give us a call today!