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Whiplash Symptoms

Whiplash is generally split into 2 categories:

  • Acute Whiplash – Where there’s sudden hyperextension, hyperflexion or rotation from the neck that triggers neck discomfort along with other signs and symptoms
  • Chronic Whiplash – Where signs and symptoms persist in excess of six several weeks after a severe whiplash injuries and therefore are characterised by a few specific signs and symptoms (see below)

The Whiplash Symptoms hyperextension and hyperflexion are in which the tendons and ligaments from the neck are vigorously extended or flexed beyond their normal limits. Following any sort of accident, the signs and symptoms of whiplash frequently require sometime to build up. Any inflammation (swelling) and bruising that happens within the neck muscles won’t usually be apparent during the time of the accident. It might take 6-12 hrs for that signs and symptoms of whiplash being apparent, and also the neck discomfort and stiffness is frequently worse about the next day of the injuries. The discomfort will continue to worsen for a few days later on. The most popular signs and whiplash symptoms include:

  • neck discomfort and stiffness
  • neck swelling
  • tenderness along the rear of the neck
  • reduced movement within the neck or lack of movement
  • head aches

Other signs and whiplash symptoms may include:

  • back discomfort
  • discomfort, numbness or paraesthesia (tingling) within the arms and hands
  • muscle spasms
  • lightheadedness
  • fatigue
  • difficulty ingesting (dysphagia)
  • blurred vision
  • vertigo – the feeling that you’re moving or spinning while standing still
  • tinnitus – the perception of noise in a single ear, both ears or within the mind

Following a whiplash injury, the signs and whiplash symptoms of lightheadedness, head aches, blurred vision and issues with swallowing should only last some time. Go to your GP if these persist. Sometimes, whiplash may also cause:

  • loss of memory
  • poor concentration
  • irritability
  • Chronic whiplash
  • The signs and symptoms which are connected with chronic (lengthy-term) whiplash are:
  • neck discomfort and stiffness
  • persistent headache
  • lightheadedness
  • paraesthesia within the upper braches (arms) and hands
  • mental and emotional signs and symptoms, for example anxiety and depression

If you are suffering from any of the whiplash symptoms above you and a third part is to blame for your injury then we may be able to help you claim whiplash compensation.  Please fill in the form on the side to start processing your claim as you may be able to claim from £750 to £150,000.

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