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Our client had pre-existing degenerative disc disease in his cervical spine but prior to the accident he had no real complaints of neck or back pain. It was readily apparent our client sustained a significant neck sprain/strain in the wreck and that facet syndrome was responsible for the shooting pain he was experiencing.
The following week, as your back and neck get increasingly worse, you have X-rays taken; nothing broken. Chiropractors address soft tissue injuries like these.
In whiplash injuries, the muscles and tendons of the neck are stretched or torn. The pain can be quite extreme, though it can also be deceptively mild to begin with.
The defendant admitted that he had been going approximately 30-35 mph, and the property damage was significant.
Chiropractic spine manipulation is one of these treatments and insurance companies usually cover this type of treatment.
Soon after though, you begin to experience headaches and/or neck & shoulder pain and/or back pain. X-rays may be taken, showing no broken bones. Chiropractic care is often the treatment of choice for these injuries.
Pretty much any type of injury, from a sprain or a strain, a traumatic brain injury, a concussive injuries, you can get herniated disks, you can get bulging disks. Even a sprain or strain, what they call a whiplash injury, may not sound that serious to most people, but what that really is is a tearing of all of your muscle fibers.
When two vehicles collide, the impact can cause your head to suddenly move forward, sideways, or backward, and then suddenly snap back into place. Such sudden head movements can result in significant damage to the ligaments, muscles, or connective tissue in your neck and upper back.
The critical steps and tactics of proving a hearing loss from a car accident are to prove the the hearing loss is consistent with the trauma. Some researches suggest that it is not necessary for the head to actually impact an object. All that is necessary is the jarring of the head is enough to damage internal structures. This is often called a acceleration- deceleration injury. It can go by the name of whiplash.
The bottom line is that it is very difficult to know just how hurt you are immediately after your accident. You owe it to yourself and to your family to get yourself checked out as soon as possible. Additionally, seeking professional medical treatment will help make the car accident claims process easier.
I cannot tell you how many times a client was in a minor impact accident and “felt a little sore” only to find out they have significant injuries that would require surgery for them to fully recover. So when you are in a car accident and there might be minimal property damage and you feel pain, it’s best to seek medical attention so they can take a look and determine if you have injuries that need attention.
Chronic whiplash can result in neuropathic pain. It is the result of abnormal neural activity in the brain or spinal cord. It is caused by the nerves firing at a lower than normal threshold. Typical problems occur during stimulation or touching. Learn more here about the lingering problems that neck injuries can cause after a California car accident.
Whiplash is one of the most common types of injuries suffered in these collisions, and has been the focus of ongoing debate and research over the last few decades. Despite the rate at which these injuries occur, however, whiplash continues to be a misunderstood condition that can have both short-term and ongoing negative effects on the lives of those who experience it.
After a car accident, most of your well-meaning friends will shower you with advice. A lot of what you hear might sound like it makes sense, but is nowhere near true. Go here to read about the common misconceptions about injury accidents.
“How do I know if I have whiplash?” and “What should I do now?” may be some of the questions you have after a car accident. Here are the most common symptoms of whiplash that can help you determine if you have whiplash and need medical attention...