Coping With Whiplash After A Car Accident

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Immediately after a car accident, you might not feel any physical effects. It is important, if you were in a car accident, to wait and talk to your insurance company about potential injuries due to the fact that many symptoms, such as whiplash, can start occurring days after your accident. You should know how to cope with whiplash after a car accident.

Symptoms Of Whiplash

It is important to recognize the symptoms of whiplash, as without noticing these symptoms, you may believe that you do not even have whiplash. This can lead to a litany of medical problems that you will have to deal with later down the line.

Even if you do not see any obvious external signs of injury, there might be some problems that you experience with regard to movement of a lack of mobility, so it important to make yourself aware of any of these issues that you are experiencing. Whiplash is not necessarily a phenomenon that will affect your bones in any salient manner, but rather the muscles and ligaments in the neck.

As such, an x-ray will not reveal these issues to you, and you may still have whiplash. If you are suffering from symptoms such as dizziness, spasms, headaches, stiffness, neck pain, back pain or a loss of sensation or numbness in your fingers and arms, then these are all signs of whiplash. While many cases of whiplash heal on their own, this is not always the case, and it may be within your best interest to consult your physician.

Up to 10% of those who suffer from whiplash become completely disabled, and if you do not seek out professional help, it might be the case that you will have long lasting problems related to not adequately dealing with whiplash.

Staying On Top Of Treatments

It is incredibly important that you remain compliant with your whiplash treatments that your physician has ordered of you. This is for an important, twofold reason: for one, it will ensure an adequate and speedy recovery. Secondly, you must conform to the demands of your insurance claim if you have filed one.

One of these demands will, undoubtedly, be that you stay compliant with whatever a physician tells you to do. There are numerous effective treatments for whiplash. Among said treatments that physicians usually tell their patients to conform to are massages, range of motion exercises, ice pack applications, heat pack applications, prescribed pain medication or muscle relaxants, cervical traction, physical therapy, spinal injections and, in some cases, surgery.

There are numerous other "home remedies" that might add to the effectiveness of the recovery time. Among these remedies are included adhering to a healthy diet, making sure you are getting enough sleep every night, reducing stress and receiving adequate emotional support either through a support system including your family and friends or through the deeds of a professional therapist.

These methods, while not a sure fire guarantee that you will experience a completely pain free or speedy recovery, can only help you on your path to making sure that whiplash does not remain a substantive or salient factor throughout the rest of your life and is not the impetus for chronic physical pain. It is important that you adhere to these methods and heed any and all advice that is given you by your physician, which may also include a lack of or change in the physical rigors of your day-to-day activity.

If you experienced whiplash due to a car accident, you may have a personal injury or accident claim on your hands. Be sure that you follow doctor's orders directly, track your symptoms, track what sort of difficulties whiplash has brought you and consult with a personal injury attorney. See this website for more information about handling your injury case. 


1 September 2015

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