Have you ever suffered from Whiplash? Many small and surprisingly slow car accidents can cause a wide range of neck and shoulder problems. These can include, headache, muscle spasm, dizziness and prolonged aches and pains.

Chiropractic can help! Biomechanical studies have shown that during a rear-end collision the torso is forced back into the seat while the upper cervical vertebrae flex forward. This can create a hyperflexion injury to the cervical spine. During a hyperflexion injury there can be extensive damage to the neck muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Symptoms may be present immediately after an accident or they may slowly begin to develop over hours or even days later.

Chiropractic assesses the whole spine with special focus on the cervical spine to check for any injury to the surrounding soft tissues. Treatment protocols include mobilisation joints with specific techniques as well as soft tissue therapy and exercise prescription.

Thousands of people suffer whiplash injuries each year and about 10% of those end up with chronic pain that affects their daily activities.

If you or someone you know is suffering from pain related to an car accident, get it checked out by a professional, you don’t deserve to be in chronic pain.

Written by Dr. Meg Gregory