Whiplash is one of the most common injuries resulting from a car accident. It describes the pain felt following an injury to the soft tissues of your neck, shoulders and upper back. The full effect of whiplash is often not felt for the first two to four days after an accident – which is another important reason to wait to give your statement to ICBC.
Did you know that a whiplash injury could be more than a stiff and sore neck? It may also include the following symptoms:
- Swelling of the neck muscles
- Tingling sensation or numbness in the fingers
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain – upper, middle or lower
If you were involved in a car accident, we encourage you to make an appointment with a doctor for a full examination as soon as you can.
Usually whiplash is only a temporary injury, and can be relieved with a combination of pain medication, rest and exercise. Treatment by a physiotherapist, massage therapist, chiropractor and/or acupuncturist may also be prescribed.
If you have experienced a whiplash injury as a result of a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact us today for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer about your legal rights. Take the first step, and the Tell Del team will take care of the rest.