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What Is Seattle “Whiplash” and What Should I Do If I Think I Have It?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 8, 2011

Whiplash” is an injury to the neck that occurs when a person’s head is thrown forwards and backwards quickly. It commonly occurs in car accidents, due to the sudden force caused by hitting another vehicle or being hit by another vehicle. The sudden motion damages the soft tissues in the neck, leading to a wide range of possible symptoms.

Common symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and/or stiffness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, unusual prickling or burning sensations, and shoulder or back pain. Some people also experienced mood changes, depression, memory loss, irritability, and fatigue. It’s also possible to have whiplash along with another injury, such as a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury. Read the rest »

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