Health Tip: Symptoms of Whiplash

Condition typically stems from a car accident

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(HealthDay News) -- Whiplash occurs when the neck is rapidly forced forward and backward, typically in a car accident. It is often diagnosed by excluding other types of similar injury.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons lists these common symptoms of whiplash:

  • Pain and stiffness in the neck.
  • Headaches.
  • Pain between the shoulder blades, in the shoulder or lower back.
  • Pain or numbness in the hands.
  • Dizziness, forgetfulness or difficulty concentrating.
  • Ringing in the ears or blurred vision.
  • Fatigue, insomnia and irritability.

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