When eliciting a history from an accident victim, symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, and depression are often overlooked. Many victims experience these types of symptoms immediately or shortly following an impact. Some even describe the lack of concentration and lack of energy. Whiplash symptoms can be very complex. Unfortunately, many professionals overlook the Vestibular System (responsible for balance/equilibrium) when they are evaluating injuries.
A recent set of statistics show that of 262 patients investigated six months to 5 years after a whiplash injury, 85% complained of persistent dizziness. Furthermore, 14% of patients presented Tinnitus, 5% noted unilateral or bilateral hearing loss, and 25% of cases reported visual disturbances, such as blurred vision and focusing impairments.
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1. Vilbert, D., & Hausler, R. (2003). Acute peripheral vestibular deficits after whiplash injuries. Annals in Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, 112(3), 246-251.