One of the most common injuries seen in car accidents is whiplash. Even the most minor cases of whiplash can have symptoms last roughly up to 3 months. A more severe case could cause traumatic brain injury and other lifelong complications. Whiplash is a serious condition that needs to be treated as soon as possible.
People who are the victims of whiplash may experience:
Sensitivity to light, sounds, and other sensory issues.
Depression or anxiety.
Inability to concentrate.
When your brain is violently propelled against the skull during whiplash, you may experience some or even all of these symptoms. What makes whiplash so dangerous is the fact that you might not know your suffering from it. It’s not as obvious as other external injuries. Often people don’t even notice they are suffering from these symptoms and go on living without being diagnosed. This can lead to serious long-term damage to the brain.
After a car accident, be sure to visit your doctor. Just because you feel fine, doesn’t mean there isn’t anything wrong. Often, symptoms don’t come till days or even weeks later. This is especially true with whiplash. You might not notice the subtle signs of whiplash, but your doctor will be able to more accurately determine the extent of the damage.
What Exactly is Whiplash
Whiplash is a common injury that usually occurs in rear-end collisions. This happens when the victim has their head forcibly propelled backward into extension. The head then bounces forward again. Not only can this damage your brain, but it can have devastating effects on your neck and spine. About 2 million people become victims of whiplash each year.
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