One of the most common injuries suffered from an auto accident is whiplash. This occurs when the head goes forward and back in a “whip” type motion.
The results of this injury are overstretched and torn muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support the spine.
The nerves in the neck are stretched, pinched and irritated. The good news is chiropractic care can help.
- Painful and/or stiff neck
- Reduced movement of the head
- Numbness and tingling in the arms and hands
The symptoms of whiplash may take hours, days, or even weeks to appear. No matter how minor the accident may seem, the sooner you seek chiropractic care the better. The quicker any nerve damage in your spine can be fixed, the sooner your health will return.
Causes of whiplash?
- Car accident
- Slip or fall
- Sports injury
What should you do?
If you have any of the above symptoms and feel you have suffered a whiplash type injury, seek chiropractic care.