Don’t let whiplash slow you down
Whiplash is defined as a sudden backward and forward motion of the cervical spine (neck). Rear-end or side impact motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of whiplash which can result in injury to muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints and discs.
The resulting instability of the spine can cause a multitude of injuries some of which include: headaches, neck pain, low back pain, dizziness, shoulder pain, knee pain, TMJ, and other soft and hard tissue injuries. In addition, when the head is suddenly jerked back and forth beyond its normal limits, the muscles and ligaments that support the spine and can be overstretched or torn. The discs between the spinal bones can bulge or even herniate, resulting in irritation to spinal nerves, and consequently causing pain.
Chiropractic care to this type of injury uses specific adjustments to help reduce inflammation, and restore proper motion and position of spinal bones.