Whiplash is a neck injury that can arise if you are in an automobile accident involving a rear-end collision. Whiplash is a result of your neck suddenly moving backward and then forward in a quick jolting manner. These extreme motions push your neck muscles and ligaments beyond their normal range of motion causing a wide range of pain and discomfort.
A whiplash injury can be anywhere from mild to severe. Treatment typically begins with over-the-counter pain relievers and at home treatment but can evolve into needing medical assistance from a chiropractor or physical therapist if the pain persists. It is important to always consult a physician if you have been in an automobile accident and believe you are suffering from a whiplash injury.
Long Term Effects
Depending on the severity of the rear-end collision, some people may develop chronic pain after a whiplash injury needing prolonged care and treatment of physical therapy or chiropractic care, in serious situations surgical intervention may be required to fix damage that has been done to the spinal cord as a result of an whiplash injury caused by an automobile accident.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury as a result of an auto accident call our experienced personal injury attorneys today, we are here to help. With convenient offices in Charlotte, Gastonia, Hickory, Monroe, and Rock Hill, SC we’re just a short distance away from helping you get back on your feet. Free consultations daily, no obligation and no fees unless we get a settlement offer for you, call 704-333-0885 today.
Written by Bridgette Bell, Gastonia Case Manager, Campbell & Associates, Attorneys at Law