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The Serious Long Term Effects of Whiplash After a Car Accident 

What Are The Long-term Effects of Whiplash After a Car Accident?

Whiplash is a soft tissue neck injury that will often occur in a Car Accident when the victim's head is suddenly jolted backward and forwards. 

Many people who are involved in an auto accident will suffer from a whiplash injury.

These injuries can range from mild to severe, however, when they are not properly diagnosed or treated, the results can be long-term with consequences such as disability and significant medical expenses. 

In this blog, we take a look at the different long-term effects that whiplash can have on your body and mind, and why it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a car accident.

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How Whiplash Affects You In The Long Run  

Whiplash injuries will often have a slow onset, so many people will not even realize that they have suffered the injury until hours or even days after the accident.

Because of this, many people will not seek treatment at all, hoping the pain will be short-lived and that they will just start to feel better with time. 

This is the worst possible decision one could make. While in some rare circumstances the victim may feel better on their own, the majority will suffer from long-term complications. 

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The Main Symptoms Caused by Subluxation of the Cervical Spine

What Type of Injuries and Symptoms Does Cervical Spine Damage Cause? 

Some other symptoms of C1 and C2 injuries include;

  • Insomnia 
  • Nervousness
  • Headaches
  • Head Colds
  • High Blood Pressure 
  • Migraine
  • Nervous Breakdowns
  • Amnesia
  • Chronic Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Sinus trouble 
  • Allergies
  • Pain around the Eyes
  • Earache
  • Fainting Spells
  • Certain Cases of Blindness
  • Crossed Eyes 
  • Deafness 

For a full list of symptoms from the other vertebrae, read more! 

Here we made it easy to find the area you are looking for in our table of contents:

Did you know that many pain, injury, and illness symptoms are caused by spinal injuries and subluxations?

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Questions To Ask An Accident Injury Doctor

Questions to Ask Your Accident Injury Doctor 

Immediately following a car accident can be frenetic but it is critical to keep calm when you arrive at the hospital or doctor's office to receive medical treatment. Make sure your doctor knows that you have just been in a car accident. Knowing this information will improve their ability to treat you as well as develop any evidence that can be used for a personal injury case. 

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