Whiplash Symptoms

Whiplash Symptoms

If you have been involved in a car accident and you are unsure whether you have sustained a whiplash injury, what symtoms should you be looking out for? This guide explains what might happen to you if you have suffered a whiplash injury. Read on to find out more.

When Do Symptoms First Appear

It is worth first looking at when the whiplash symptoms first appear. The simple answer is that everyone is different. Whilst some people will suffer immediately after a car accident, in other people it can be hours or even the following day before you will first experience any whiplash symptoms.

The Neck

The most common whiplash symptoms relate to the neck. The overstretching of the neck during the accident leads to the neck muscles, tendons and ligaments causing pain. A dull aching pain usually settles at the back of the neck after a whiplash injury is sustained. The neck movements can also become restricted, making it difficult to turn to the left or right as you would normally do so.

Shoulders/Upper Back

The pain can often spread down from the neck into the shoulders or into the middle of the top part of the back.


Often people complain of dizziness, or a general feeling of being "out of it" and not really fully aware of what is going on around them. This is quite normal (although disconcerting).


Many whiplash victims experience headaches following an accident. This is not surprising considering the shaking around of the head during the collision. These headaches can also lead to blurred vision in some cases.

Progression of the symptoms.

Most of the symptoms will clear up within a matter of a few days. However, the neck and shoulder/back pain can continue for weeks, months or in very severe cases even for years. Treatment can be obtained in the form of physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment.

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