It’s been several months since your car accident, but you still have symptoms of whiplash. Your doctor said it would heal after 6-8 weeks, but you’re still in severe pain. Somebody tells you it’s all in your head…but it’s not.
Whiplash can cause permanent damage. In fact, as many as forty percent of people with whiplash will have permanent symptoms due to their injury. If you are still experiencing symptoms after 18 months, it is considered permanent whiplash.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is when the soft tissue in the spine is stretched and strained from a sudden jerk, such as a car accident. Serious whiplash injuries can cause memory loss or periods of unconsciousness. Whiplash is normally associated with headaches and spinal injuries such as neck pain and low back pain. However, serious whiplash injuries can include severe pains in the back of the head, pins and needles in the shoulders and arms or a sensation of heaviness in the arms. Other symptoms of whiplash include:
Ringing in the ears
To read more about soft tissue injuries, check out our article located here.
It is important to get checked out after any Kansas car accident for whiplash. You many not feel any pain at the scene, but the next morning, the symptoms will begin. You can also get whiplash from a low speed collision as well. For more information about injuries in low impact and low speed collisions read out article here.
If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recover. Call us today at 316-269-1414. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.
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