The possible sequels of the traffic accidents are extremely diverse, being seriously threatening for the physical integrity of the person. Craneo-encephalic traumatisms, amputations of members, breakage of bones, medullary injuries or the death of some of the occupants are even, among others, possible terrible consequences of this type of events. A type of injury very common and in certain way unknown and underestimated in this type of cervical cases is esguinces. How take place these injuries? This type of esguince, also denominated latigazo cervical, takes place when, because of the collision in the traffic wreck, the occupant of the vehicle undergoes a sudden movement of his head backwards, forwards or in both senses; seriously being damaged the structures of its neck: muscles, joints and ligaments. Often this injury is not pronounced in the later compasses to the traffic accident (normally they take place in back collisions), appearing several hours, days, weeks or even months later, which makes difficult its treatment enormously.

In this type of cases, for this reason, to go directly to the doctor (in this case the corresponding specialist would be the rheumatologist) before the smaller symptom will be fundamental. The delays in the treatment could derive in sequels of permanent type Which are their more significant symptoms and their period of convalecencia? The lack of mobility in the zone of the neck, as well as the pain felt in the same and other parts as the shoulders or the arms are the main aspects that could make jump the alarms by a possible cervical injury by latigazo. Also the headaches or the mareos and vertigos suffered as a result of the traffic accident could be enlightening at the time of determining the possible presence of the same. One calculates that around 50% of the cases of esguince cervical they present/display a period of convalecencia with the annoyances and own pains the same among one and three months, whereas until in a 10% of the assumptions the sequels they could be cronificar, suffering affected the pains during the rest of its life. Claim by the damages suffered In spite of the contrariedad that could turn out to put itself to think about the possibility of interposing a claim in a while in which most important it is to concentrate in the rehabilitation of the injury, does not have to underestimate the necessity to carry out it. Traffic accident entails innumerable expenses and damages material (among them those of the own automobile), as well as consequent loss of income due to impossibility of to be able to work (still more if had suffered who it worked like Independent), having the convalescent person to remain in situation of medical statement of release from duty, in many occasions since we have seen during several months. To obtain an indemnification in case the traffic accident had not taken place by your cause could suppose an important palliative, that it would allow in certain way to alleviate the adverse consequences of the same.