Five facts about whiplash injury
There has been talk recently of the fact that whiplash can be an injury that is easily ‘faked’, something that those who have a genuine whiplash injury in Derby Haven will find hard to believe as they learn to live with the impact of this injury. Here are 5 facts you may not know…
Fact 1: Pain is only one symptom
Pain is the most common indicator of a whiplash injury in Derby Haven but there are others too including headache, swelling, muscles spasms as well as numbness. Some people also experience tingling in the arms, as well as nausea and in some cases, difficulty swallowing. Many people find that this is accompanied by dizziness and blurred vision. You can experience symptoms within minutes of the accident or they can take days to develop.
Fact 2: The speed of impact does not have to be a massive one
It is not the speed that contributes to this type of injury but the force of the impact. There is research that suggests at only 2.5mph, 29% of people experienced whiplash related injuries. Although common to car accidents, you can also claim compensation for whiplash injuries in Derby Haven when they have been caused by other types of impact, such as falling or tripping.
Did you know…?
At an impact of a rear-end collision at 10mph, the force exerted on the body is around 9Gs?
Fact 3: The ‘unnatural’ S shape
The reason why this type of injury can be so painful, taking months to heal is the fact that the neck is forced into an unnatural S shape. The curve within the neck is between 35-45°. An impact such as in a rear-end collision, causing one end of this curve to become hypertensive or rigid, forcing the remaining curve into an s-shape that can cause a huge amount of damage. The ligaments strain to keep the bones and muscles together and the reason why so many making claims for whiplash injury in Derby Haven find it so painful.
Fact 4: the x-ray findings
Many claimants of whiplash injury in Derby Haven thought they had an x-ray to check for fractures although headrest and seat designs in cars now thankfully stop this happening too readily. X-rays can show the intensity of this kind of injury as the cervical spine within the neck tends to straighten as the muscles are rigid.
Fact 5: the treatment
For many, thinking of claiming compensation for whiplash injury in Derby Haven may find that they need different medical treatment over time. Chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment are just two of them, as well as medication to ease pain and inflammation.
Are you claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Derby Haven? Get the right help and advice from AAH on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 15th June 2014
Author: David Brown