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What are the symptoms of whiplash?

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People who have whiplash may develop one or more of the following symptoms, usually within the first few days after the injury:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the shoulder or between the shoulder blades
  • Low back pain
  • Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering
  • Irritability, sleep disturbances, fatigue

SOURCES: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCES: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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