Whiplash: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Whiplash is one of the most frequent injuries resulting from an auto accident. The most common motor vehicle accidents in the United States, and also most likely to result in whiplash, are rear collision accidents. If you or someone you know suffers from the symptoms of whiplash, it is important to seek care immediately.
Whiplash is caused by a sudden aggressive, unrestrained movement of the neck and head. This type of unnatural motion can cause serious trauma to the soft tissue of the neck and back, including muscles and ligaments. In some serious cases chronic issues may even occur. Symptoms of whiplash may include: neck pain, back pain, headache, dizziness, arm pain, decreased motion in the neck or back, and even disorientation. If you were recently involved in an auto or other type of accident and these symptoms relate to you, it is important that you seek medical attention immediately.
Each case of whiplash is different, meaning the chiropractic treatment for each is also unique. It is important to consult a chiropractor for education and treatment of your whiplash related symptoms. Please call us today if you have been in an auto accident and require chiropractic attention.
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