Auto Accident & Whiplash

Auto Accident & Whiplash

Whiplash is among the most common forms of injuries due to automobile accidents. Whiplash injuries can manifest in a variety of ways. Neck pain is most commonly associated with whiplash, however, headache, fatigue, shoulder pain, cognitive impairment, TMJ issues, and low & upper back pain are very common results of whiplash as well. 

Whiplash injuries can vary greatly from person to person. The direction of impact, speed of accident, as well as a person’s age, gender and physical condition can all affect the severity of injury resulting from whiplash. Additionally, whiplash symptoms often don’t appear immediately, they can take weeks or even months to develop. 

whiplash symptoms

Signs You May Be Suffering From Whiplash & Should Get Help

  • Neck pain & Stiffness
  • Headache, commonly at the base of the skull
  • Headache, commonly at the base of the skull
  • Tingling down the arms
  • Decrease in the range of motion in the neck
  • Shoulder, or upper back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Pain in the jaw / Pain when chewing

Recovering From Whiplash

More than 20% of people who have sustained whiplash injuries suffer from pain, weakness or restricted movement for two years after the accident, and many continue to suffer for years later. Treating whiplash injuries requires the expertise of a skilled health professional that is specifically trained in the area. Chiropractic care uses manual manipulation of the spine in order to restore normal movement and proper positioning of the spinal vertebrae. It is by far the single-most effective treatment for minimizing the long-term impact of whiplash injuries, especially when coupled with massage therapy, trigger point therapy, exercise rehabilitation and other soft tissue rehabilitation modalities.