Saturday, 30 January 2010
A whiplash injury is generally a neck injury which happens because of sudden distortion in the neck because of an unexpected impact or an accident. Whiplash injury generally happens as a result of the impact upon accident wherein the neck and the head move beyond their normal movement range alternatively resulting in damaging of muscles and tissues in the neck and shoulder region. If you have had a whiplash injury, you might be able to claim for accident compensation and make a compensation claim. The most common reasons of whiplash injury are a result of vehicle accidents especially in cases of rear end collisions, although in head on collisions as well; there are cases of whiplash injury which have also been evident. In addition to motor vehicle accidents, the other most common reasons of whiplash injury have been accidents involving horses and bicycles. The significance of such injuries in accidents is so high that maximum percentage of car insurance agencies or companies in the United Kingdom cover for the same.
Apart from the cases of whiplash injury being reported in road accidents either in a motor vehicle or on a motorbike or bicycle, the other major contributor in such cases are the amusement park rides. Rides for adults like the Roller Coaster or other fast rides in amusements parks often at times catch people riding them off guard with sudden bursts of speed or movement from a still position. These sudden spurts throw the body movement especially the head and neck first in front and then with more frequency towards the back, causing a whiplash injury. The injuries result on dis balancing of the spinal cord or its various formations and in certain severe cases have also left the individual involved in serious and life threatening stage. A severe damage as a result of whiplash injury can also leave the involved individual with a permanent disability or could have an effect on free and effective movements of some of the body parts.
The most common symptom of a whiplash injury are neck and back pains and ache. These can also sometimes be felt in the shoulders or the area around the lower back of the spinal cord. One tends to experience constant pains and in some cases might also experience a sensation of needles and pins being poked in the region in and around arms and legs. All these might also be accompanied with a constant head ache. There have certain cases of whiplash injury which have been reported quite a few days after the accident has happened. This is generally the case as in most cases of whiplash injury; one tends to experience discomfort and pain only after a few days.
In order to ascertain whether the injury is a normal pain or a whiplash injury; specific scans and X-Rays need to be done to gauge the extent of damage and then only subsequent medication and treatment can be finalized. Generally treatment for whiplash injury ranges from exercise regimes to oral and physical medications to use of various equipments and products.
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