Whiplash FAQ

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What are the symptoms of whiplash?
What treatments are used for whiplash?
How is whiplash diagnosed?
How can an accident lawyer help a victim of whiplash?

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

  • Neck soreness
  • Stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty swallowing or chewing
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Shoulder pain
  • Back pain
  • Burning sensation in the neck

What treatments are used for whiplash?

Whiplash alone is not a permanent and debilitating injury. It will usually heal on its own and just needs protection of the area and perhaps some pain medication.

If necessary, whiplash may be treated with:

  • Heat
  • A soft neck collar
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Special exercises
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic treatments
  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture

You may need to avoid twisting or turning your neck and your doctor will give you details on how to immobilize it for proper healing. More serious neck and spine injuries will require more involved treatment measures.

How is whiplash diagnosed?

Your doctor will perform a series of tests including X-rays and movement tests. A CT Scan or MRI may be needed for a complete evaluation of the neck, back and spine.

How can an accident lawyer help a victim of whiplash?

A British Columbia lawyer who has handled many cases involving whiplash injuries will be well prepared to help your family deal with all the pitfalls. We can arrange for an MRI to be done quickly at no immediate cost to you. We can help you deal with ICBC and other insurance companies to get a fair settlement.

In this difficult time, you shouldn’t have to worry about how to make ends meet or cover hospital expenses.  With strong legal guidance, your family can focus on helping your loved one work towards recovery. Contact Stephens & Holman today by calling 604-730-4120 for your complimentary case review.