Whiplash is the common name given to the injury where there is a hyperextension (increased backward motion) and hyperflexion (increased forward motion) of the neck. Simply, the head is dramatically thrust forward and backward. Car accidents and falls can cause whiplash injuries.
Symptoms of whiplash include headaches, visual disturbance, stiffness of the neck, restriction of movement, and shoulder, neck or arm pain. These symptoms may or may not be felt immediately. It is estimated that most whiplash injuries are not felt for several hours, days, and in some cases, even months following the accident.
We can assist in your recovery by correctly adjusting your neck and/or spine so it has the chance to heal properly. In addition, we can recommend physical therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises to put you back on the road to good health. A solid personal injury care plan can help you get back to your previous level of health faster.
Securing the Coverage You Deserve
Another important aspect of a whiplash injury is ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve to cover the costs associated with your injury. Due to the nature of a whiplash injury, symptoms do not always present in the immediate aftermath of an accident. Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness can provide you with the medical evidence you need to establish that your injury was the direct result of your accident.
Insurers and courts require that you present accurate records of your injuries. Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness documents all treatment plans, therapies and well-being plans that we provide to our patients. We want our patients to concentrate on getting well, without the added pressure of sourcing evidence to support legal claims for compensation.
If you suspect that you have suffered from whiplash and want to ensure you are covered for treatment and compensation, contact Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness today.