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Whiplash Facts

Facts about Whiplash Injuries

How Common is Whiplash

  • Close to 3,000,000 Americans are injured every year.
  • 1,500,000 develop chronic pain.
  • 300,000 become disabled from chronic pain.
  • Chronic neck pain is commonly from car crashes
  • Most crashes are LOSRIC (Low Speed, Rear Impact Collision).
  • Close to 9% of all Americans suffer from chronic pain due to LOSRIC.

Signs and symptoms

Whiplash accident victims may experience the following symptoms within the first two weeks after the accident:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the shoulder or between the shoulder blades
  • Low back pain
  • Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears or blurred vision
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering
  • Irritability, sleep disturbances, fatigue

Factors that increase the risk of injury

  • Hit from behind
  • Deer in the headlights awareness
  • Having your head turned at the time of impact
  • Poor head restraint position

*Seat belts save lives and lessen the impact of a collision!
*Make an appointment with a chronic pain doctor.
*Seek the advice of a Personal Injury Lawyer for your serious injury?

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