Whiplash injuries are injuries which are suffered from the sudden and quick moving of the neck in a back and forth motion. The whiplash or movement of the neck in a rapid form typically occur from an impact such as a car accident, slip and fall or sports related injury.
In many circumstances, a rear-end impact as the result of a car accident leads to a whiplash. The whiplash occurs when the impact of the one vehicle strikes the other vehicle causing that vehicle to propel forward in a very rapid movement. Sometimes the individuals who are seated in the vehicle have their heads rapidly flung forward thus creating the whiplash and in some circumstances the whiplash injuries.
Some of the common signs and symptoms of a whiplash injury include sharp pain, tightness, headaches and soreness. Whiplash injuries can heal in a matter of days, weeks, months and even years in some circumstances. In other circumstances, whiplash injuries do not heal and become permanent. Whiplash injuries can also include injuries such as herniated discs, bulging discs, neck sprain, neck strain, or in extreme cases spinal cord injury which results in paralysis.
The onset of whiplash injuries or pain typically occurs in a short period of time following a whiplash event. Some of those symptoms may include, pain, tingling or numbness in the neck and extremities, headaches, loss of range of motion, inability to move the head and headaches. In more rare circumstances individuals may experience, blurred vision, difficultly concentrating due to the pain, depression and ringing in the ears.
If a whiplash injury does not resolve it may be important to see a medical professional to obtain some relief. Chiropractors, physical therapists and orthopedic doctors are some of the medical professionals that typically treat whiplash injuries. These medical professionals will be able to diagnose the whiplash injury and render appropriate treatment. In some circumstances, a medical professional may order X-Ray’s or MRI’s to determine the extent of the whiplash injuries.
If you have been involved in an accident and suffered a whiplash injury, contact our New Jersey personal injury attorneys for a free consultation. Our lawyers represent individuals who have suffered as a result of a whiplash injury from a car accident, slip and fall accident or any other type of accident. Our lawyers have recovered significant sums of money for those who have been injured through no fault of their own.