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Did You Experience A Whiplash After A Car Accident?

Did you experience a whiplash after your accident? Contact Malloy Law Offices, LLC today!

More than 3 million people in the United States have suffered whiplash due to a car accident. A whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. Many people who experience whiplash get better within a few weeks by following a recommended treatment plan. On the other hand, some individuals may have long-lasting complications. In addition, this can cause severe injuries and can change your life forever.

What Are The Symptoms To A Whiplash?

Within days of accident, whiplash symptoms will occur. These symptoms include:

  • Neck pain
  • Neck Stiffness
  • Shoulder pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in your arm or hand
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Tingling or numbness in your arm or hand
  • Blurred vision

How Is A Whiplash Diagnosed?

Oftentimes, whiplash injuries include damage to soft tissue that cannot be seen on x-rays. Below are physical exams that are used to diagnose a whiplash:

  • X-rays – Are a form of electromagnetic radiation. X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of an individual’s body
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – A medical imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves. They produce detailed images of the organs and tissues in your body
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan – Combines a series of X-ray images taken from a variety of angles around your body. Also uses computer processing to create images of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body

How Is It Treated?

An experienced healthcare provider will specify a treatment for a whiplash based on age, medical history, overall health, and the severity of your injury. They may prescribed the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Pain medications
  • Injections
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy

There are also a couple ways to treat the pain yourself. This can include:

  • Rest
  • Ice and/or heat
  • Taking over-the-counter medications

Contact Our Attorneys Today!

Here at Malloy Law Offices, LLC, we understand the frustration and pain our clients go through when these unexpected events happen. With the right treatment and legal help, you can take back your life and not suffer from financial stress. Let us stand with you. If you would like to see more on how our attorneys handle these situations, click here to view more. Also, call (888) 607-8690 for a free consultation.