South Carolina Whiplash Injury Attorneys
Whiplash is a common injury caused by a car accident, trucking accident, or other crash involving vehicles. When the head and neck are shaken aggressively from front to back, the result can be a case of severe whiplash. The ligaments, tendons, and discs in the neck can become strained, resulting in pain shooting through your shoulders and down your arms. These shooting, or “radicular” pains can be evidence of a serious disc injury in your cervical spine. It is important to get medical attention immediately if you suspect you have whiplash from an accident.
Insurance claims adjusters do not take whiplash accident claims seriously, at least not until a neck injury lawyer files a claim on your behalf. You can suffer a bad whiplash injury even if you’re only involved in a low-speed car accident. Doctors agree that even in low-speed, minor impact collisions, whiplash can happen. Pain can become so powerful that it causes numbness and tingling in your arms and hands.
Medical Treatment for Whiplash
If you have suffered whiplash due to a car accident, there are several things you can do in order to feel better:
- 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
At the Strom Law Firm, we understand that whiplash isn’t just a minor injury that can be taken lightly. If you have suffered from whiplash due to a car accident, call the South Carolina accident attorneys at the Strom Law Firm today for a free consultation (803) 252-4800.