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Whiplash Injury Treatment
Pain in the neck and shoulders after a car accident is often referred to as whiplash. While most patients recover from whiplash injuries within a few months, a significant number of them develop chronic pain. In studies on accident cases it was revealed that only 70% of whiplash victims recover completely after one year.
There are many different symptoms associated with the whiplash, including, neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, leg pain, sleep disorders, poor concentration and memory, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, fatigue, and weakness.
Headache, especially at the base of the skull, is also a common symptom seen in more than two thirds of patients. In addition, the pain and stiffness may extend down into the shoulders and arms, upper back, and even the upper chest.
Some patients also experience dizziness, difficulty swallowing, nausea, and even blurred vision after a whiplash injury. While these symptoms are disconcerting, in most cases, they disappear within a relatively short time. If they persist, it is very important to inform your doctor that they are not resolving. Vertigo (the sensation of the room spinning) and ringing in the ears may also be seen. In addition, some patients may feel pain in the jaw. Others will even complain of irritability, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. These symptoms also resolve quickly in most cases. In rare cases, symptoms can persist for weeks, months, or even years.
Another important and interesting aspect of whiplash is that the signs and symptoms often do not develop until 2 to 48 hours after the injury. It is most likely that the reason is related to several different factors involved in the nature and severity of the injuries.