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What Is Whiplash

23 April 2015

Whiplash

Whiplash is the most common injury derived as a result of car accidents.  In fact, approximately 300,000 new cases of whiplash are reported every year in the UK, resulting from sudden impact which moves the head forward, backwards or sideways.

The effects of whiplash can be painful and distressing, with symptoms including:

  1. Decreased range of motion in neck
  2. Neck pain
  3. Headaches
  4. Sensory impairment
  5. Muscle weakness
  6. Psychological distress

At Jigsaw Law, our priority is to ensure that you access quick medical advice and funding for treatment of your injury.

Whiplash can be managed, if treated quickly.  We believe that it is crucial for the injured person to access early rehabilitation, as delay in treatment can cause greater difficulty and often greater rehabilitation demands, thus greater costs.  

Every whiplash case is slightly different, depending on the area of the injured person's body most affected by the pain.  This can involve neck, back, lower back or spine, often meaning individual and personal treatment can be vital to the recovery process.

The most common treatment for whiplash is physiotherapy, aiming to restore the range of movement after a whiplash injury.  

If you think you're suffering from whiplash, allow our Chartered Physiotherapists to help with your diagnosis and take the first step in your claim to help gain the treatment you require.  Contact us on 0845 340 0509 or click here to start a claim online.

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