Whiplash and Its After-Effects

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Whiplash is a term used to describe a range of injuries occurring when the head and neck are suddenly jerked backward and then forwards. The severity of whiplash can vary, but the after-effects can be quite severe in some cases. If you have been injured in an accident and are experiencing any symptoms related to whiplash, it is crucial to seek medical attention right away. There may be treatment options available that can help improve your prognosis.

Whiplash 

Whiplash is a dangerous condition that many people don’t realize they have until it’s too late. X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs might not show any signs of injury right away, so you could be in pain for weeks or months before your doctor knows what causes the problem–and even then, they won’t think much about this unless there are apparent symptoms.

Long term issues if left untreated 

  • Chronic pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders
  • Ongoing bouts of dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears that is constant or comes and goes
  • Upper or lower back pain
  • Severe, chronic headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Numbness, weakness, or sensory symptoms in the hands, arms, or legs
  • Blurry vision
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Memory problems
  • Ongoing difficulty concentrating; permanent personality changes
  • Sleeping difficulties

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