The Dangers of Whiplash

The Dangers of Whiplash

Whiplash is a neck injury that is commonly caused by rear crashes or high-speed car accidents, but can also occur as a result of other trauma, such as sports accidents or physical abuse. A patient who has suffered from whiplash will almost always have been involved in a situation that caused the head to snap forward and back, causing severe strain and sometimes tearing neck muscles.

While most individuals with whiplash will recover over the course of a few months, some cases can be more severe. General treatments for whiplash injuries depend on the severity of the strain and can range from over-the-counter pain medication and at-home care, to prescription strength pain medication and physical therapy.

Common Symptoms of Whiplash

Treatments for whiplash injuries all seek to control pain and recover the neck’s full range of motion. If you have been in an accident and are suffering from any of the following, it is in your best interest to seek medical assistance right away:

  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Headaches
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms or fingers
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty concentrating

While whiplash injuries are generally not life-threatening, unmanaged recovery can result in a permanently limited range of motion and lingering pain.

Contact a Whiplash Attorney in San Antonio

The legal team at the Chris Mayo Law Firm understands how disruptive a whiplash injury can be to your daily life, and we seek compensatory settlements that cover your pain, suffering, and lost time in the aftermath of an accident that was not your fault. Speak with a San Antonio whiplash attorney today by calling our offices at (210) 999-9999.

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