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Car crashed at the back of my car on the motorway, causing alot of damage to the back of my car. (its a write off)

Now the following day I suffered with whiplash. Having back, neck and elbow pain.

Went to the doc and got signed off from work for a couple of weeks.

Anyone know how long this pain esp lower back pain can last?

Haven't trained at the gym now for at least four weeks.

Can this pain be a long term thing?

I really dont want to sit and drive a car now for a good couple of months due to the trauma suffered.

Anyone else suffered similar to this before
 

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Some get no symptoms, some get severe symptoms.

Most are better in 6-8 weeks.

A high percentage still get symptoms they attribute to the RTA months and years later.

There is a body of literature which says that severity of injury (as viewed on MRI) has less effect on overall course of pain/disability thatn psychosocial factors.

Those factors include unhelpful attitudes to the injury (family, work), unhelpful beliefs (e.g. pateint believing that bed rest is the answer to pain), ongoing compensation issues (doesn't exactly encourage anyone to get better quickly), high than needed levels of disability (can't do anything for themselves), emotional issues (catastrophizing, high levels of distress).......

You get the picture.

In essence a whiplash refers to a number of different possible injuries which in all liklihood will get better with sensible management within 6-8 weks. Some go on longer for a variety of reaons, not all of them seem to be related to severity of injury.

Does that help?
 

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I am not claiming for injury. Cant be asked.

As Im too scared to drive long distance my employer will make adjustments to see if im able to work locally. I can take the bus which will take around 10mins compared to the 1hr drive.

For this i need my GP to write a letter stating that i should be working locally as i am traumasied of the motorway driving.
 

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I had a crash 3 christmases ago, 30mph to dead stop, i t-boned a car ( she pulled out infront of me).

No symptoms night of crash, next day couldnt get out of bed lol

i still now get twitches in my neck which is annoying haha
 

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IMO you should jump straight back into the car after an accident (not literally of course!) just to to it becoming a problem moving forwards.

It is natually to be nervious about it but the sooner done, the sooner you can get back to normal, mentally anyway
 

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Krazy81 said:
I am not claiming for injury. Cant be asked.

As Im too scared to drive long distance my employer will make adjustments to see if im able to work locally. I can take the bus which will take around 10mins compared to the 1hr drive.

For this i need my GP to write a letter stating that i should be working locally as i am traumasied of the motorway driving.
Are you nuts??? i got £5k after some twat rear ended my car:cool:

you are "traumatised" because of what happened.......CLAIM:thumb:
 

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Someone hit me from behind when I was at a mcdonalds drive thru!

He must have only tapped me as he was going about 3 miles per hour. I got a tad over £2k compo! Doctor insisted I had whiplash.
 

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When I had someone go into the back of me I broke my collar bone. 9 weeks off work on fall pay and 8 grand in compensation happy days. Only problem is it still plays up now expecially on shoulder day.
 

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My mums wiplash still bothers her a good 8 years later her kneck clicks or something prob in her mind :)

I crashed into a guy.. 30 mins later after the accident was dealt with i jamp in my other vehicle and continued to where i was going, write off too
 

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If you are genuinely traumatized and honestly don't feel getting in a car again, I'd make a claim. Sometimes it annoying when you hear of people making bull**** claims about whiplash to get money ,but I guess you can understand why. But if it's genuinely effected you, I'd claim personally.

What if it means you can never train properly again? Would want something to soften the blow. :/
 

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I got rear ended once by a hgv, luckily I was in pretty large van as I still wrote off a escort car that was infront of me when the truck pushed me into the waiting escort infront of me, if it had hit the escort direct pretty sure driver would be brown bread.

Anyway it bloody hurt and I just about got out on my own, didn't go to hospital as was still walking but was in pain for a easy 2 weeks after, most damage though was in my mind everytime I had to stop at lights or in motorway traffic would get paranoid and panicky that something was going to hit me again, took a good few years to totally get it out of my mind when driving.

Made a claim and got pretty much **** all thanks to the doctor they sent me to, normally those who have made a claim before will know they pretty much put words in your mouth and try and get you a good deal from the report, well this Dr was hard as nails pretty much told me to stop wasting his time lol.

All my work mates were saying you should of insisted to go to hospital and not got out of the van, and then said you cant work due to post traumatic stress, If i had I can imagine I would of done much better, but I am not like that more a dust yourself off and get back up sort of guy.

What did **** me off though was the police, they just couldnt be bothered to investage it, and all most certanly the guy in the hgv was on the phone beacuse visabilty was good and we had allready fully stopped moving a good 30secs before due to congestion.
 

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The thing is that there when my x rays were taken at the hospital, they came out clear.

But now im getting headaches everyday. I can feel pins and needles in my right leg and my arm is numb at night during sleep.

There is no way that i'm now going to drive on the motorway to get to work, i've had enough. My employer will want me to see their doctor so that he can make a recommendation on me. When one the questions on the form will be... is he fit to drive to work. If he says that I am suffering from the trauma and that I should work local to home then my employer will act and transfer me local to home. Otherwise NO.

So if i cant prove my injuries on the scan then what leg have i got to stand on, even if i am having pains in my legs, back and shoulders. Not forgetting the trauma?

Please help guys.
 

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I think with wiplash there are no obvious signs on an x-ray, hence why so many people milk a wiplash claim, so you shouldn't have any probs.

I was rear ended on the M25 10m mins into a 1 hr journey, felt fine afterwards but by the time i'd driven home my neck was in agony, I went to A&E and was told it was wiplash. I had to have 10 days off work, and due to working in Close Protection limited neck movement is not a good idea. But anyway my insurance comes with legal cover and all I had to do was fill in some forms, sent to my house, send some invoices to prove my income and have a consultation with another doc to confirm my injury and project a recovery time. That was it, and I got all my wages paid back plus 2.5k compo. Sorted!
 

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not on a motorway but was involved in a dual carriage accident june last year, which resulted in a tree sitting next to me in the back seat lol 'specialist' told me my neck problems would likely not be a problem by january, about 13 physio sessions later there is absolutely no difference with the pain, still as it was a year ago. some days are worse than others.
 

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Someone rear ended me on a dual carriageway a couple of months ago. No obvious injuries but I ached for about 5 days afterwards - I was driving back from Jiu Jitsu so I just put it down to that haha.

Mentally I was fine...back in another car about 4 hours afterwards but every now and again it can make me think.

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