Whiplash Symptoms Guide

Whiplash Symptoms Guide

This whiplash symptom guide should not be used to diagnose yourself. Always consult a medical professional if you have been involved in an accident.


Always Get Medical Assistance

Work back injury compensationYou should undergo a medical examination at the earliest possible opportunity because the early treatment of whiplash can accelerate your recovery.

Going to a medical professional will also support an injury compensation claim in the future.

If you suffer any injury, and fail to seek prompt medical attention, your claim could be contested on the grounds that you made your injury worse by your own lack of care.

Call us now to discuss your accident and to discover if you have a legitimate claim for injury compensation and to find out what your next steps should be. Freephone 1800-844 306

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a term often used for a number of soft tissue injuries to the neck and upper back. Whiplash injuries are normally caused by the sudden forward-backward movement of the head, which places intense strain on the soft tissues. These are the main groups of symptoms:

Common Whiplash Symptoms:

  • Tenderness of the neck muscles.
  • Neck pain and stiffness.
  • Reduced movement and painful neck movements.
  • Headaches.

Less Common Whiplash Symptoms

  • Blurred vision.
  • Tiredness.
  • Dizziness.
  • Lower back pain.
  • Pain, numbness or pins and needles in arms and hands.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Vertigo.
  • Memory loss.
  • Poor concentration.
  • Irritability.

Symptoms of Severe Whiplash (Chronic)

  • Persistent headache.
  • Dizziness.
  • Pins and needles in arms and hands.
  • Neck pain and stiffness.
  • Psychological and emotional symptoms, such as anxiety and depression.

Whiplash Syndrome (Rare)

A minority of people who experience severe whiplash symptoms may see them develop into a long-term condition which is known as whiplash syndrome. The symptoms of whiplash they may experience include:

  • Continuous headaches and pain.
  • Restricted movement at the back of the head.
  • Fatigue.
  • Sleep Disruptions.
  • Lumbar pains.
  • Tingling in the arms.
  • Reduced libido.

bigstockphoto_x-ray_of_skull_2952143Diagnosing Whiplash

As there are no precise tests for the diagnosis of whiplash. A doctor attempting to diagnose your injuries will depend on your responses to help him or her make a diagnosis in order to determine the appropriate medical treatment.Unlike a fracture, whiplash itself cannot be detected on an X-ray, CT or MRI scan.

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