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Many people who are injured in a road traffic accident may not develop whiplash symptoms at the scene of the accident. Infact, it has been shown that many victims of road traffic accidents may develop these types of symptoms in the hours following an accident, or even the day after.
Why is there a delay in whiplash symptoms appearing?
This time delay may occur because the delicate soft tissues of the neck may become stretched and torn through being violently jolted or jerked in a forwards, backwards or sideways direction by the impact of the crash.
In the event of a rear end shunt, when one vehicle runs into the rear of the vehicle in front, the impact and speed of the crash can cause this jolting and jerking of the neck.
Similarly, if the whiplash injury car crash is caused by a side impact collision, when one vehicle runs into the side of the vehicle in front, the symptoms of a whiplash injury may take some hours to develop following the accident.
Diagnosing, treating, and overcoming a whiplash injury?
A diagnosis is usually obtained from a medical practitioner soon after the accident has occurred. If the neck is tender and sore at the scene of the accident, then the casualty may be transferred to an Accident and Emergency Department for further assessment.
MRI and CT scans are used occasionally to ascertain any internal damage and establish the extent of any injury.
The usual treatment for a whiplash injury car crash is to rest the neck as much as possible, take anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling and inflammation and to support the neck using a neck brace for the initial trauma period. This can ensure that the neck is supporting the weight of the head, yet allowing a limited range of movements to prevent stiffening of the neck muscles further.
If whiplash injury symptoms persist for longer than a month, then a course of physiotherapy may be suggested to ensure that mobility, function and movement are restored as soon as possible. It is important that exercises are carried out as instructed by a physiotherapist, in order to avoid further damage to the inflamed tissues of the neck.
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Date Published: 12th May 2014
Category: Whiplash claims