The result of a rear-end collision is trauma to the vertebral column of the cord region. This is typically known as an acceleration-deceleration injury. The common diagnosis from this is “cervical strain”. In non-medical lingo, the injury is called “whiplash”.
Over one million people in the U.S. suffer whiplash every year, as it is the most common injury resulting from car accidents.
Although it may seem like whiplash comes and goes, the impact can cause symptoms that become chronic and lat for years. These symptoms include headaches, neck pain, lower back pain, and anxieties about traveling. 25-40% of whiplash victims never fully recover and out of the one million who have suffered a whiplash injury, 25% will have chronic pain. These pains can cause mild muscle strains to brain injury and even death.
If you have experienced a car accident and are suffering as a result, call Hinton & Powell today for a free consultation. 404-365-7077.