Are You Suffering From Whiplash After a Car Accident?
Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries are not apparent on X-Rays, CT scans, MRIs or other in-depth diagnostic testing performed following a serious accident. Therefore, whiplash often goes unnoticed and untreated for a period of time by medical professionals, and is ignored by insurance companies when a claim is finally pursued. However, personal injury lawyer Matthew D. Dubin recognizes that whiplash can in fact be a serious debilitating injury for many people. He strives to help clients obtain the compensation they need for medical treatment and lost wages.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is caused by the unnatural strain of the soft tissue in the neck (strained or sprained muscle, tissue or ligaments). It often occurs as a result of the neck being violently thrust forward and backward from the force of a rear-end truck collision or a head-on car accident. People who suffer from whiplash often endure chronic pain, swelling, muscle spasm and limited range of motion due to the scar tissue built up in the neck muscles.
Many people suffering from whiplash also experience straightening of the curve in the neck (loss of the cervical curve) and suffer from a condition commonly referred to as ‘military neck’. People suffering from this severe form of whiplash also may experience future problems because the area is more difficult to heal and is more susceptible to injury and arthritis in the future.
Medical Treatment for Whiplash
While many people simply cope with the pain of the injury, there are plausible effective treatments for whiplash, such as:
- Observation/pain management: focused on reducing swelling and alleviating pain through prescription painkillers or over-the-counter medications
- Physical therapy: focused on enhancing range of motion and alleviating chronic pain through therapy and exercises
- Chiropractic care and massage therapy: focused on increasing flexibility and function and reducing pain by getting muscles and the spine back into alignment and minimizing scar tissue
Whiplash Is Not a Minor Injury!
At the Dubin Law Group, we recognize that it is difficult to be taken seriously when you suffer from whiplash or other soft tissue injury after a car accident. We know how to obtain proper documentation and effectively present your claim to the insurance company so that we recover the full compensation you need and deserve.