Whiplash Injuries Following Motor Vehicle Accidents
Posted by Brendan Faulkner of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Sep 04, 2012 in Car Accidents
"Whiplash" syndrome is a collection of symptoms produced as a result of soft tissue injury of the cervical spine, often following motor vehicle injuries. The syndrome may involve pain in the neck, shoulders, head or base of the skull. Other associated symptoms include sleep disturbance, poor concentration and memory, ringing in the ears, blurry vision, fatigue, and weakness.
The medical literature suggests that 14% to 43% of patients will suffer long-term symptoms following "whiplash" injury, and that 10% will have constant, severe pain indefinitely. One of the most often cited peer-reviewed articles on whiplash injury is Whiplash injury, a clinical review by Barnsley et al. [Pain, 58 (1994) 283-307.]