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What is a whiplash injury?

Whiplash

Whiplash injuries can occur in many different circumstances. Despite the fact that these injuries are very common, most people do not have a clear idea of what constitutes a “whiplash” injury.

A whiplash injury occurs when the head is jerked or jolted backwards and forwards. This causes the muscles in the neck or back to stretch suddenly and abnormally and an injury can result The symptoms of whiplash can be delayed. Occasionally pain will not be experienced for 6 to 12 hours.

Following an accident adrenalin takes over an this can suppress the pain for a period. Symptoms of whiplash are: Neck pain and stiffness, Neck swelling, Tenderness Loss of movement in the neck Headaches. Pain in the low back, Paraesthesia (pins and needles) Blurred vision, Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)

Sources: NHS DirectPatient.co.uk

If you think you might wish to make a car accident claim following an injury on the road – just complete the brief form opposite.

The Claims Connection whiplash compensation section – UK whiplash personal injury compensation. Bus accident claim specialists

More links:

symptomsdiagnosis  General Chiropractic Councilback pain orgneck pain advicechartered physiotherapy societynew theories on whiplash problems –  thatcham researchbbc health

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