Symptoms of Whiplash


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General information about symptoms of Whiplash: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Whiplash. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Whiplash. Furthermore, symptoms of Whiplash may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Whiplash.

List of symptoms of Whiplash: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Whiplash includes:

Symptoms of Whiplash: Symptoms such as neck pain may be present directly after the injury or may be delayed for several days. In addition to neck pain, other symptoms may include neck stiffness, injuries to the muscles and ligaments (myofascial injuries), headache, dizziness, abnormal sensations such as burning or prickling (paresthesias), or shoulder or back pain. In addition, some people experience cognitive, somatic, or psychological conditions such as memory loss, concentration impairment, nervousness/irritability, sleep disturbances, fatigue, or depression. 1

More symptoms of Whiplash: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Whiplash, underlying causes of Whiplash, associated conditions for Whiplash, risk factors for Whiplash, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Whiplash Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 26, 2003

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