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Common Florida Personal Injuries: Whiplash

One type of common personal injury sustained by many Florida victims in car accidents and other accidents is whiplash. This is a soft tissue injury to the neck that is caused by sudden flexion and extension of the neck. While whiplash is not usually considered serious, it does cause injury to ligaments, discs, intervertebral joints, cervical muscles, and nerve roots.

It is important to always be checked for whiplash if you have been in an automobile accident. This is especially important since the symptoms and signs of whiplash may not appear for several days until after the accident. Is also important to get a physical examination after any sort of possible injury to the neck area, because whiplash can cause serious symptoms that can affect your ability to work or go about your daily tasks.

Whiplash can cause neck stiffness, myofascial injuries, headache, dizziness, and shoulder or back pain. Some sufferers of whiplash also experience concentration impairment, problems sleeping, depression, fatigue, memory loss, and other like symptoms. These symptoms are serious and can cause acute suffering if not treated. Also, those who have been victims of whiplash also need to be examined for mild traumatic brain injury, which is sometimes overlooked in head injuries.

Whiplash is often treated with pain medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, and a cervical collar. The collar may need to be worn for a few weeks and it can impede movement. In addition to this, patients may be required to take physical therapy or other treatments. Many patients take three months to recover, although many patients continue to have headaches and neck pain for some time afterwards.

Some patients experience pain and suffering as well as hampered movement for quite some time after suffering from whiplash. If you have experienced whiplash as a result of an accident, you should seek help at once. Since your injury may hamper your lifestyle and cost you a great deal in medical bills you may wish to seek help from qualified Florida attorney in order to get the help you need in order to recover fully.

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