What Does Whiplash Feel Like?

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. January 10, 2020

Understanding What Whiplash Feels Like

What Does Whiplash Feel Like? Whiplash is a common injury associated with car accidents that many of our personal injury clients have suffered from.

what does whiplash feel like

If you’ve recently been in a car accident in our area, you may be experiencing symptoms of strain or sprain to your neck that could involve whiplash.

Below we examine some common whiplash symptoms and discuss what medical sources say whiplashes tend to feel like.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a generic term that can cover a wide range of neck injuries. Most cases of whiplash involve sprains or strains to the neck that can involve injury to neck muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs and/or vertebrae.

What does whiplash typically feel like?

Whiplash symptoms can vary considerably depending on the severity of an injury.

However, the Mayo Clinic has found that most injury victims begin to experience symptoms within 24 hours of an accident that tend to involve stiffness or pain in the neck or shoulders that can be accompanied by headaches originating at the back of the skull. Some whiplash victims also involve feeling dizzy or fatigued, as well blurred vision.

What are some other symptoms of whiplash?

Other whiplash symptoms include:

  • Trouble concentrating
  • Memory lapses
  • Tinnitus
  • Trouble sleeping

How is whiplash diagnosed?

If you suspect that you have suffered a whiplash injury, an examination by a qualified medical professional should provide you with an accurate diagnosis. Depending on the extent and severity of an injury, a diagnosis may require a physical examination, x-rays, MRI scans or other diagnostic tools

Contact our Tampa Car Accident Lawyers Today

Have you suffered a spine, back or neck injury in an accident in our area? If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may need the help of an experienced Tampa car accident lawyer who can fight for your rights.

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk has represented more than 20,000 personal injury victims throughout Florida over the past 30 years. Call our injury law team today at 1-800-538-4878 to get started.

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