What causes whiplash?
Whiplash is a common injury sustained most commonly during a road traffic accident, although other common causes include engaging in a high impact sport such as rugby or boxing and receiving a blow to the head from a heavy object.
If you have been a victim of a road traffic accident or suffered a head injury through a leisure activity, you could be able to make an injury claim in Pyecombe.
Frequent symptoms of whiplash
The most common manifestations of whiplash are:
- Stiffness and pain in the neck and surrounding area;
- Weakness of neck muscles;
- Limited neck mobility;
- Moving neck causes pain; and
Have you suffered any of these symptoms following an accident that wasn’t your fault? If so, you could make an injury claim in Pyecombe and claim compensation for your pain and suffering.
Treatment for whiplash
In many cases, whiplash will eventually get better on its own accord or with some basic treatment. It’s important to do gentle neck exercises right from the start. This will improve the chances of regaining full mobility faster. It’s not recommended that you use a neck brace, as keeping your neck still is believed to prolong the pain rather than improve it. Regular use of over the counter medication, such as paracetamol, is recommended to treat neck pain. If this doesn’t reduce your pain levels, contact your GP to discuss further pain relief options.
If your neck pain continues for more than a few weeks, your GP may recommend a course of physiotherapy, or you can self refer yourself to your local physiotherapy department, which is usually located within your local hospital. Physiotherapy utilises a range of physical techniques like massage and manipulation with the aim of restoring movement and function, and restoring range of movement debilitated through injury. If you have had whiplash for longer than six months, your condition is classed as chronic and you are eligible to make an injury claim in Pyecombe. Find out how much you may be entitled to claim by putting your details into our quick and easy calculator, the 30-second test.
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