Have you been injured in a car accident? Those injuries that you just suffered can bother you the rest of your life. In a rear end collision the vehicle is pushed forward and then the car often hits the vehicle in front, resulting in a rapid deceleration. The severity of these injuries depends on numerous factors. Even if the vehicles are of similar size and the impact is low (ie.. 8 mph), the resulting force produced is two times the force of gravity or 2-G acceleration and 5-G acceleration of the head. This is what gives rise to the phrase “whiplash.”
Whiplash trauma may result in vertebral "subluxation". This may lead to nervous system compromise, impairment to the muscles that support the spine, and damage to other soft tissues of the spine. Symptoms related to whiplash are neck pain, headaches, dizziness, shoulder pain and arm pain. Chiropractic adjustments work toward correcting subluxations and eliminating the symptoms associated with it.
Don’t let whiplash debilitate your future, call us today and start your care!