Many people think that neck pain and stiffness are the only symptoms of whiplash. However, this is a common misconception and few people realise that many sufferers have other symptoms as well, such as back pain, shoulder pain, dizziness and headaches.

How long do headaches caused by whiplash last?

While the neck pain felt by whiplash sufferers can last for months, adjacent symptoms such as headaches should not last for too long. Every sufferer of whiplash should get themselves checked over by a medical professional immediately. However, if these associated symptoms such as headaches and dizziness persist, then sufferers should re-visit their GP, as they can be a symptom of a more serious condition.

Whiplash and Headaches

More persistent headaches can be associated with chronic whiplash (cases where the injury takes more than 6 months to heal).

On the whole, headaches felt in the initial stages of acute/short-term whiplash are a common symptom, but any one who is worried should seek the advice of their GP.

People, who have suffered whiplash in an accident that was not their fault, whether as a driver or passenger, are entitled to claim compensation. Fill in the form opposite, or call us to get the money you deserve.

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