Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Whiplash Injuries in Car Accidents - Personal Injury

The modern term for a whiplash injury is cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD).  It may also be described as a cervical strain or hyperextension injury.  This type of injury is typically seen as the result of a rear collision and is the most commonly diagnosed injury after a car accident. 

A CAD results from the sudden acceleration and deceleration of the head and neck immediately after impact.  The injury may occur to both the soft tissue of the neck and also the spine.  CAD injuries are common but are sometimes overlooked or mistreated because of a misunderstanding of the injury. 

Common symptoms of a CAD injury include headache, dizziness, jaw pain, arm pain, ringing ears, back pain, shoulder pain and fatigue.  It is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident to ensure that you receive a proper diagnosis and treatment. 

Describe your symptoms and give your doctor a detailed account of your accident including the motion of your head and neck. A doctor may take x-rays of your neck and prescribe a cervical collar to prevent further injury.  You may also receive physical therapy and instructions for gentle motion exercises to support the healing process. 

If you have been injured in a car accident and believe you have a CAD injury, see your doctor today.  Call a personal injury lawyer soon after to make sure that you are compensated for your injuries. 


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