The Most Common Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash is a serious neck injury that can result in immediate pain and discomfort, along with long-term health concerns.

This injury occurs when your neck bends forward and then backward or backward and then forward. For example, if you’re driving a motor vehicle and are struck from behind, this injury is very common.

Whiplash can injure many parts of your neck including discs, muscles, tendons, and nerves.

The most common symptoms of whiplash include:

•    Neck pain
•    Neck stiffness
•    Lower back pain
•    Shoulder pain
•    Pain that radiates down your arm
•    Dizziness
•    Ringing in your ears
•    Numbness in your arm and/or hand

While most people recover fully from a whiplash injury, it’s nothing to take lightly. There’s always a chance that you suffered extensive damage to your neck, which calls for advanced medical treatment.

If you have any reason to suspect a whiplash injury, seek immediate medical care. This will help you better understand the extent of your injury, thus leading you toward the right treatment strategy.

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