What Is Whiplash

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Whiplash is a painful condition which is fairly common among people who have been involved in a road traffic accident. Whiplash is a nonmedical term used to describe the pain that can occur, generally in the neck, after being in an accident or other traumatic event. It is a soft-tissue injury, meaning it affects the muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the body, much like a sprain or strain. Symptoms of whiplash include pain, swelling, tenderness, headache, and muscle spasms. The soft tissue nature of whiplash can make it difficult for a physician to diagnose and offer treatment beyond prescribing rest and pain relievers. However, some whiplash injuries can be serious and may result in incredible pain leading to lost wages, ongoing medical treatment, and more. If you've been in an accident and experienced whiplash, you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering you experience.

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