‘How do you get whiplash in Byfleet?’ have you been asking this question because you have woken up with a stiff and sore neck and suspect that you have a whiplash injury? If this sounds like your situation, read our guidance here and then get some medical attention as soon as you can.
How do you get whiplash in Byfleet?
Whiplash is a common term for a nasty neck injury that affects the muscles, ligaments and tendons. The bones are not affected by a whiplash injury. You may be experiencing neck pain and difficulty moving your head from side to side or up and down. You may also have pins and needles or numbness in your hands and arms and a headache.
If you are not sure how this could have happened, have a think back to the day before your pain started. Were you involved in a:
- Road traffic accident even if it was only a seemingly gentle shunt from behind. If your neck was jolted forwards and backwards you may be suffering from whiplash. This is because the seatbelt holds your body in place but not your head and your neck gets stretched beyond its normal range of movement.
- Slip, trip or fall because this can cause a sudden change of direction and cause a jolting action to the head. This can cause exactly the same effects as in a road traffic accident.
- Sporting accidents, especially in a contact sport such as rugby or martial arts. When two bodies clash the forces exerted on the neck can be very powerful and are easily strong enough to cause an injury of the soft tissues
Many people ask ‘How do you get whiplash in Byfleet so long after the accident?’ It is true that it is unusual to start suffering from an injury the day after the accident that caused it but this is certainly the case with whiplash! Many people wake up the day after the accident and wonder what on earth is wrong with their neck!
It is very important to get medical attention straight away so that you can get the best advice on how to manage the injury. It is not a good idea to keep your neck still, your doctor will advise you to keep moving it gently if at all possible.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
If the whiplash injury was caused by someone else you may be able to start a personal injury claim by picking up the phone and calling us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Give us a call today!
Date Published: 11th October 2015
Author: David Brown