Whiplash Symptoms

In the city of Atlanta, whiplash symptoms can be both common among victims and varied. The symptoms that a victim suffers with will depend on the severity of the injury or trauma. Whiplash is a common injury that many people ignore. People typically sustain whiplash as the result of some sort of impact from behind.

Symptoms of whiplash can include any one of the following or a combination of any one of the following: headache, neck pain, neck stiffness and shoulder pain. People may also find that they suffer from fatigue, pain in the jaw, pain in an arm, weakness in an arm, visual disturbances and ringing in the ears.

There is also something known as whiplash associated disorder. Symptoms of this include anger, frustration, depression and anxiety. People with this disorder may suffer with stress, insomnia and drug dependency. It has also been shown that people with whiplash associated disorder may enter into litigation and suffer with feelings of isolation.

Treatment for whiplash is largely symptomatic. In other words, people are treated for the symptoms associated with the condition. To treat whiplash itself, people may be treated with physical therapy or at-home range of motion exercises.

Any person who has been injured and suffers with whiplash may be entitled to compensation if they can prove that someone else was at fault for their injury. An attorney experienced in personal injury law can offer assistance in determining if compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more is attainable through a court of law.

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