Whiplash Injury

What is Whiplash Injury?


Whiplash injury occurs when there is a sudden jolt to the head and neck for example in a car accident, which causes either a forward, backward, or sideways movement of the head that is beyond the normal range of motion.

What are the Causes?


Whiplash Injury

Whiplash Injury

The most common cause for whiplash is a motor vehicle accident. Whiplash injury often results from a rear-end collision. Nevertheless it can occur as a result of a collision in any direction. Other causes for whiplash injury include amusement park rides for example roller coasters, assault involving being punched, shoved, or shaken and also from a fall of significant impact.

How to Prevent Whiplash Injury?


To help prevent whiplash injury in a car accident, headrests should be adjusted to the proper height for each person in the car and seatbelts with shoulder straps should be worn.

What are the Treatments?


Treatments for whiplash injury include rest, ice and/or heat treatments, a cervical collar for usually for about 2 weeks and medications. Physical therapy and occupational therapy are helpful which includes range of motion exercises, massage, electrical stimulation, and cervical traction.

Lawyer Referral


We work closely with many top law firms that handle third party claims very well. We are able to refer you to one of the law firms that can help you in your third party claims fast.

Call (+65) 6471 2674 (24 hrs) for any queries you may have.

  1. Long tien wan says:

    I had an accident yesterday when someone banged the back of the car I was driving.
    I did not suffer external injury at that time but in the night I felt my neck and shoulder stiff. This morning it became painful. My right hand felt numb.

    I was told to see a government doctor to seek insurance claim. The workshop can make the claim.
    However I am very wary of workshops putting in all sorts of claims and charges.

    I would like to know what I should do and what I can do through you

    Thanks.

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