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Whiplash is a relatively common condition that is often caused as a direct result of a road traffic collision. It is not only the driver that can be injured in a road traffic accident. Indeed, any passengers or even pedestrians can also be injured and suffer painful consequences.
What exactly is Whiplash?
Whiplash is caused by a sudden and often violent movement of the neck and head in a forwards, backwards or sideways direction. This stretching of the soft tissues in this way causes them to tear and become damaged, causing severe pain and debilitating symptoms.
Whiplash is usually diagnosed following a physical examination by a medical professional. They will assess the soft tissue damage and range of movement that the patient is able to make in different planes. If internal or skeletal damage is suspected, then the medical practitioner may recommend a CT or MRI scan to diagnose any damage to the spinal column.
The symptoms of Whiplash include:
- Severe pain in the neck and across the shoulders
- Restricted movement of the head and neck
Treating Whiplash symptoms
It is important that a medical diagnosis is made within 12-24 hours of the incident. Whiplash symptoms don’t develop until 6-24 hours following an accident. Therefore, if the symptoms are present at the scene of an accident, the cause is unlikely to be whiplash and requires immediate investigation.
Whiplash is usually treated with:
- Rest and recuperation.
- Painkillers such as anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and swelling of soft tissues.
- Gentle exercises to maintain movement in the neck.
- Physiotherapy to stimulate a full range of movements and regain strength and mobility.
What accidents cause Whiplash to develop?
Whiplash is always linked to road traffic accidents, as this is the one of the most well known causes of this injury. However, it is not caused exclusively by this type of trauma.
- Riding accidents
- Water sports accidents
- Winter sports accidents
- Falls from height
- Industrial accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Construction site accidents
- Workplace accidents
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Date Published: 24th February 2014