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What're the symptoms of a whiplash neck sprain?

Sometimes symptoms of whiplash appear right away. Sometimes they do not develop until hours, days, or weeks after the

injury occurs. Symptoms of whiplash include pain or stiffness in the neck, jaw, shoulders, or arms, dizziness, headache, loss of feeling in an arm or hand, nausea and vomiting. Blood vessels being pinched can impair the circulation into one or both upper extremities. The result can be a coldness of the hand or both hands. The individual may experience being drowsy and lethargic, resulting in a feeling of fatigue. A very severe "Whiplash" can cause the person to blackout at the time of the injury. The "Whiplash" can also have an effect on the lower back and extremities, similar to the above symptoms, but not as often. Low back pain is occasionally seen and is quite common after whiplash and may be due to injury to the discs, facet joints of the low back or sacroiliac joints. Other symptoms might include blurry vision, ringing in the ears, tingling in the face and fatigue. The worse symptoms of a whiplash injury are rarely felt right away. It may take from several hours to several days to feel and have the symptoms.The symptoms of whiplash may resemble other conditions and medical problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.

More information on whiplash

What is whiplash neck strain? - Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by the neck bending forcibly forward and then backward, or vice versa.
What causes whiplash? - The most common causes of whiplash are motor vehicle accidents, especially when the vehicle is struck from the rear.
What're the symptoms of a whiplash? - Symptoms of a whiplash include neck pain, neck stiffness, injuries to the muscles and ligaments, headache, dizziness.
How is whiplash diagnosed? - Whiplash is difficult to diagnose because x rays and other imaging studies do not always reveal changes in bone structure.
What're the treatments for whiplash? - Treatment for whiplash may include pain medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antidepressants, muscle relaxants.
How to prevent whiplash? - There are no guidelines for preventing whiplash because it often occurs due to an unexpected event.
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