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What are the symptoms of whiplash?

Common symptoms related to whiplash may include:

  • neck pain and stiffness,
  • headache,
  • shoulder pain and stiffness,
  • dizziness,
  • fatigue,
  • jaw pain (temporomandibular joint symptoms),
  • arm pain,
  • arm weakness,
  • visual disturbances,
  • ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and
  • back pain.

In a more severe and chronic case of "whiplash associated disorder" symptoms may include:

  • depression,
  • anger,
  • frustration,
  • anxiety,
  • stress,
  • drug dependency,
  • post-traumatic stress syndrome,
  • sleep disturbance (insomnia),

Patients with whiplash injuries may enter into litigation and social isolation may occur as a result of their symptoms.

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Comment from: Diane, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 14

I had numbing in my left arm when I would turn my head to the left. I was rear ended at a stop light approximately four months earlier, which caused whiplash. Numbness went on for two years then I decided to have it checked out only to find out from an MRI that I have a bone spur lying on the nerve in my neck. I am now in severe pain so bad I could take myself out. No medications have helped. I'm a diabetic and can't have cortisone. My doctor says the only relief I can get is to remove the bone and replace it with screws. Never thought I would beg for surgery, but that's exactly what I've been doing.

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Comment from: olie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 15

I cut my nail while slicing food. A week has passed and the nail is thin in this area and the cut has spread out and now seems to be infected.

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