Whiplash is a serious injury that affects many people. Car accidents, slip
and falls, or head trauma during sports can all cause whiplash, along
with a host of other activities. If you are injured and suffering from
whiplash, you may be wondering what to do and how long it usually lasts.
Understanding what whiplash is can help you recognize it and get the medical
assistance you need.
So what is whiplash and how long does it last?
It is an injury of the neck. Whiplash is an injury of the ligaments and muscles of the neck, and it is caused
by sudden forward, backward, or sideways movement of the neck. Symptoms
can take a while, even 24 hours, to appear. Once they do, however, they
can be quite uncomfortable, and include pain and stiffness in the neck
and shoulders, dizziness or blurred vision, headaches, and trouble concentrating
It can last from a few days to several months. For mild or moderate whiplash, symptoms will typically last a few days
to three months. For
chronic whiplash, however, symptoms may last six months or more.
It has no single effective treatment. Whiplash can be treated in a variety of ways, from painkillers to physical
therapy, but there is no single effective treatment. Mild whiplash can
even be treated at home with ice and over-the-counter drugs.
Whiplash is a painful and common injury that can hinder your quality of
life. Whether you fell off a horse, hit your head playing sports, or were
injured in a car accident, our Albuquerque personal injury lawyers at
Michal J. Doyle, Attorney at Law can help. We have more than 10 years
of trial-tested experience and can provide representation as you seek
compensation for your injuries.
Call our firm
today for quality legal services.