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Have you suffered a whiplash injury in Duror of Appin?
It is speculated that 75% of all claims made for personal injury incorporate whiplash to some degree. Sustaining a whiplash injury in Duror of Appin isn’t a difficult thing to do and it is a very frequent injury type seen across the board of accidents which have involved sudden and forceful impacts.
It can be difficult to gain a correct diagnoses for a whiplash injury, but at Accident Advice Helpline we do not judge.
How will your injury be diagnosed?
Although diagnoses can be hard, there is a wide spectrum of symptoms to confirm that you do have a whiplash injury. The most likely sufferings will be stiffness and pain within the neck, these are generally apparent in the ‘whiplash’ area, for example during the event the head is firstly raised up from the upper-cervical spine.
What this creates is a sprain in the area below the skull, where a person’s pain will occur. However, you can also suffer pain in the front and back of the neck and turning of the head can accentuate the pain and discomfort further.
Headaches are very common and seen in two thirds of victims. They can either be one sided, known as unilateral or on both sides which is called bilateral. As well as this, victims can have the pain and stiffness extend down their jaw, shoulders, upper back, arms and even the chest which as well as discomfort can also result in numbness, muscle spasms and pins and needles.
In addition to the musculoskeletal symptoms, some victims also feel dizzy, experience nausea, blurred vision or vertigo (feeling as though the room is spinning). People commonly complain of fatigue, irritability and of having difficulty concentrating. Many people do recover within the matter of a few weeks but for others the conditions brought on by a whiplash injury in Duror of Appin can last for much longer and for 2% of victims they will be left permanently disabled.
Another important aspect of a whiplash injury is that the signs often won’t appear straight away and can take up to 48 hours after the injury. This is fairly common although not completely understood. Some speculate that this is due to the soreness in the muscles being delayed, something seen regularly in other circumstances such as after exercise.
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If you have been involved in an accident, if it wasn’t your fault, if it happened within the last three years and if you sought medical treatment – we can help you today.
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Date Published: 29th June 2014
Author: David Brown