What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is caused when the neck rapidly moves forward and backward, most commonly from a rear-ended collision.  Symptoms of whiplash include, neck pain, stiffness and tenderness in the neck and shoulders, headaches (usually starting at the base of the skill), numbness and tingling in the arms, dizziness, fatigue, pain that worsens with neck movement, and a decreased range of movement.

Symptoms of whiplash can be reduced within a few weeks when under chiropractic treatment; however, some people experience chronic pain that can be treated with regular chiropractic maintenance visits.

Neck Injury - Whiplash

Whiplash from Auto Accidents

If you have been involved in a car accident, whether recently or in the past, you should make sure you are checked for symptoms of whiplash syndrome.  Untreated whiplash symptoms can be an underlying problem to many neck, shoulder and back pain difficulties.  Frequently people won’t seek treatment following a car accident because they don’t feel hurt – but it can take weeks to months for symptoms to truly manifest.  Unfortunately, by the time symptoms have appeared it can often be too late to totally reverse the damage.  If you have been in an auto accident, come in and get a complimentary consultation to be sure you don’t have whiplash injuries.  The faster you get some kind of treatment, the better your results will be. 

After any accident (particularly car accidents) you may experience any of the following symptoms:

HeadachesShoulder Pain
DizzinessBack Pain
Neck Pain

If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don't assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain. Contact us today!

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