Neck Injury after car accident called whiplash syndrome. Whiplash syndrome is neck injuries caused by fast, sudden, and very strong movements originating from the front, sides, or back of the head. Whiplash most often occurs when motorized accidents, but this neck injury can also be caused by sports accidents, physical violence, or other trauma, for example when falling.
How does whiplash syndrome occur?
Whiplash syndrome occurs when the soft tissues (muscles and ligaments) of the neck suffer tension due to a quick movement that causes the head to slam forward then back (or vice versa), or from the right-left side, beyond its normal range of motion.
This sudden movement causes the tendons and neck ligaments to stretch and tear, resulting in a reaction similar to a lash crack. In addition, this neck trauma can also hurt the vertebrae, discs between bones, nerves, and other soft tissues of the neck.
What can happen after suffering a neck injury after car accident?
Symptoms usually appear within 24 hours after the incident that caused the neck injury, and can last for several weeks.
Symptoms may not appear for some time, and will start to appear after a few days. Symptoms can also be present immediately after the incident. Therefore it is important to pay attention to any physical changes during the next few days after the accident.
Tingling and numbness in the shoulders, arms, and arms can also occur after you experience an incident. You should follow up with your doctor immediately if symptoms spread to your shoulders or arms, especially if moving your head feels painful, or your arms feel weak.
Fortunately, whiplash syndrome in general is not a life-threatening injury, but can cause prolonged partial disability. Severe beatings that cause neck strain can sometimes also cause concussions. Because a concussion can be a serious condition, you need to see a doctor immediately. You need emergency medical care if you feel confused, nauseous, very sleepy, or unconscious.
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