Whiplash symptoms

Whiplash symptoms may appear immediately following an accident or they may not develop until hours, days, or even weeks after the accident as pressure being placed on the nerves from tissue swelling causes muscle spasms, which often results in pain and stiffness.

Useful links:
Spinal Injury Foundation
NHS Direct
Whiplash discussion group

Whiplash symptoms are varied and may include all or some of the following symptoms:

  • Headache and pain or stiffness to the neck, back, jaw, shoulders, or arms

  • Dizziness or balance problems, numbness, pins and needles, burning or prickling in shoulders, arms or hands

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Blurred vision

  • Ringing in the ears

  • The psychological effect of whiplash can including memory loss, concentration impairment, nervousness, irritability, sleep disturbances, tiredness and depression

For the majority of people suffering a whiplash injury the symptoms rarely last longer than six months.

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