Depending on the severity of a neck injury, recovery time can last just a few days or span several weeks. Whiplash oftentimes results in further damage to other areas such as the spine, back and shoulders. In these instances, recovery time may be prolonged.
Since a neck injury can be unpredictable as far as treatment and recovery time, you should consult with a Summerville car accident lawyer to discuss your legal options. It is never a good idea to attempt to settle a personal injury case on your own when you could be facing a prolonged recovery and future medical expenses.
Treatment of Whiplash after a South Carolina Accident
While there is no one type of treatment that will alleviate the pain of whiplash, there are some treatment options that may help.
Treatment can include any of the following:
- pain relieving medication;
- anti-inflammatory medication;
- muscle relaxants;
- physical therapy traction;
- gentle range of motion exercises;
- local anesthetic injections;
- heat therapy;
- immobilization (using a cervical collar);
- physical therapy; and
Whiplash can lead to expensive treatments. If your neck injuries are the result of someone else's negligence from a South Carolina accident, contact a Summerville car accident lawyer today.
Contacting a Summerville Car Accident Lawyer
South Carolina residents can take comfort knowing that the attorneys at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm are there to help them settle their personal injury claims. Our firm's focus on personal injury cases includes injury from auto accidents including pedestrian and bicycle injuries, work-related injuries and Workers' Compensation claims, and injuries resulting from dangerous prescription drugs.
Before you file a South Carolina personal injury claim, request a copy of our complimentary consumer guide, The South Carolina Accident Book for Personal Injury Victims. When you're ready to get started on settling your car accident claim, contact a Summerville car accident lawyer for a complimentary information packet and consultation - 888-690-0211.