Whiplash


Whiplash is a neck injury that is caused by a sudden movement of the head either forward, back or to either side. It often follows a high impact accident such as a car crash or a blow to the head, this forceful movement of the head damages the tendons and ligaments in the neck.


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Cause

 

Whiplash is a neck injury that has been caused by sudden movement of the head either forward, back or to either side. Rather than the injury itself, whiplash refers to how the injury was sustained. This is often through a car accident but can also be a result of sport injuries, a slip or fall, or a heavy blow to the head.

Symptoms

 

The most common symptom of whiplash is pain and stiffness in both the neck and lower back but it can also lead to headaches, nausea, dizziness and blurred vision. In some people the symptoms start soon after the accident, for others it can take weeks and sometimes months for symptoms to develop.

Solution

 

Chiropractic has proven to be an effective treatment for whiplash. Chiropractic treatment begins with a thorough assessment of the pain you’re experiencing and your range of movement. It may also include an x-ray in order to gain a better understanding of the extent of the damage.

 

One of our highly experienced chiropractors would then move on to gentle manipulations of your neck and back in order to restore normal movement, reduce pain and increase the flow of information to and from the central nervous system, allowing your body to effectively self heal.


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