You’re waiting at a stoplight. The sound of screeching tires is followed by the harsh sound of metal hitting metal. Your car is suddenly being pushed forward!
You’re being rear-ended!
In a split second, your body is pushed against your seat. Your head, isolated by your neck, delays its reaction.
Then, your body changes directions, moving forward to the limits of your seatbelt. Then your head is snapped backwards! You can’t stop it.
Even a minor fender bender can produce a whiplash injury. It may take a day or two, or sometimes months for symptoms to appear.
Some of the common symptoms include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Jaw pain
- Ringing in the ears
- Visual disturbances
- Shoulder pain and stiffness
- Arm pain and/or weakness
- Back pain
Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments, because they can help restore proper motion and position of individual spinal bones, can help promote proper healing.
The longer you wait the more unseen damage there is and the longer it seems to take to recover.
Common chiropractic treatments for whiplash include the following:
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Exercises and stretches
- Ergonomic and lifestyle changes