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There are approximately 120,000 cases of whiplash per year in the U.S.!
You are waiting at the red light when all of the sudden…crash! A car hits you from behind going 50mph. You have had an auto accident. You feel pain whenever you try to move your neck. You have pain in your neck, back, and a headache. You think the pain will go away in the next day or two, but it doesn't. YOU HAVE WHIPLASH, and possibly a misalignment of your spine.
Most of these whiplash victims are masking their pain and discomfort with the use of pain killers and/or muscle relaxers, and never truly healing their injuries.
Injuries Resulting From Whiplash Trama
Whiplash injuries can manifest in a wide variety of ways, including neck pain, headaches, fatigue, upper back and shoulder pain, cognitive changes, and low back pain. Due to the fact that numerous factors play into the overall whiplash trauma, such as direction of impact, speed of the vehicles involved, as well as sex, age and physical condition, it is impossible to predict the pattern of symptoms that each individual will suffer. Additionally, whiplash symptoms commonly have a delayed onset, often taking weeks or months to present. There are, however, a number of conditions that are very common among those who have suffered from whiplash trauma, such as: neck pain, headaches, TMJ, mild brain injuries, dizziness, and low back pain.
Why Chiropractic Care Can Help
Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments can help restore proper motion and position of individual spinal bones and better assure proper healing. Although, the longer you wait, the more unseen damage there can be and the longer it may take to recover. Drugs may temporarily reduce the pain, but they simply cover up the need for the restoration of proper spinal function.