Regain Your Active Life
We want to see all our patients attain and maintain a level of wellness care. This is when your body is fully healed and only needing maintenance adjustments. It is still recommended to come in for periodic adjustments to keep things running smoothly. This requires a quick visit 1-4 times per month based on your lifestyle and goals.
What is Whiplash?
According to the American Chiropractic Association, one of the most common causes of neck pain is whiplash resulting from a car accident. A sudden forced movement of the head or neck in any direction and the resulting “rebound” in the opposite direction is known as whiplash.
The sudden “whipping” motion injures the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head. Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue, which can result in pain and stiffness. Severe whiplash can also be associated with injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots.
Symptoms of Whiplash
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Headache, usually starting at the base of the skull
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Tenderness or pain in the shoulders, upper back, or arms
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
- Difficulty sleeping
- Blurred vision or difficulty focusing
Risk Factors of Whiplash
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Not wearing a seatbelt
- Being in a smaller vehicle
- Being hit by a larger vehicle
Possible causes of whiplash include motor vehicle accidents, such as rear-end collisions, as well as sports injuries and physical assault.