Whiplash - Diagnosis
Common symptoms include:
- neck pain
- stiffness in your neck
- painful to move your head
- reduced movement of your head and neck
- pain, tingling (radiating symptoms) spreading towards your shoulders and arms
- serious physical injury is rare.
Symptoms / Tests / Signs
- Whiplash can be diagnosed by your symptoms.
- The doctor can prescribe medication.
- An MRI scan (magnetic imaging) is generally not helpful unless surgery is needed but this is very unlikely.
- Sometimes, after a whiplash accident, it can take several hours/days for you to feel pain or other symptoms and these can get worse a few days after the accident.
- Visit your family doctor or the hospital if you had a whiplash injury and you are experiencing severe symptoms such as numbness in the arms, dizziness, migraines, vomiting, trouble walking or generally feeling unwell.
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