Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck, which is often called a neck sprain or neck strain. Whiplash is usually caused by a sudden extension and flexion of neck muscles and vertebrae in the neck. Car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents are a major cause of whiplash because of the sudden jerking forward/backward motion the neck experiences.
Symptoms of Whiplash Injury From A Car Accident
Symptoms from whiplash include neck pain, stiffness, injuries to other muscles and ligaments, headache, dizziness, burning, prickling, shoulder pain, and back pain. Less commonly, psychological symptoms are associated with whiplash, such as memory loss, trouble concentrating, nervousness, irritability, trouble sleeping, fatigue, and depression.
Contact Your Neck Injury Lawyer For Whiplash Injuries In A Michigan Car Accident
The neck injury lawyers at our firm are experts on the causes of and treatments for neck injuries like whiplash. When a doctor diagnoses whiplash, treatment usually includes a combination of pain medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, and a cervical collar (usually worn for 2 to 3 weeks). Range of motion exercises, physical therapy, and cervical traction may also be prescribed. Supplemental heat application may also be used to relieve muscle tension.
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