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Whiplash

heretoinformheretoinform __BANNED USERS regular
edited December 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey, a friend of mine just got into a relatively serious car accident.

She wasn't really injured, but she is suffering from whiplash.

Should she go to a doctor for it? What can she do to relieve the pain?

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    brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Hey, a friend of mine just got into a relatively serious car accident.

    She wasn't really injured, but she is suffering from whiplash.

    Should she go to a doctor for it? What can she do to relieve the pain?

    Go to doctor. Doctor will prescribe pain medication and look for serious damage. Just wait until after the Doctor looks at her to spill the beans about the car accident (unless he/she asks). Sometimes when Doctors hear the word car accident they think a person is just looking for a law suit and downplay their symptoms. Stupid I know, but this happed to someone I know (my aunt).

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    heretoinformheretoinform __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2007
    Is there anything she can do immediately?

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Take an OTC pain reliever. I'd recommend Naproxen (Aleve).

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    heretoinformheretoinform __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2007
    Does whiplash have any long term effects?

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    brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    You don't even know if it is whiplash, thats what a doctor is for. Right now all you know is that she has pain in her neck. That could be a whole lot of things.

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    If the problem is that she can't afford to go to a doctor, it's covered by her auto insurance, or the auto insurance of the person driving the car she was in (they'll get their money from the other company if it was the other person's fault).

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