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Unfortunately, many people are involved in car accidents. Almost certainly the most common auto accident is when one car collides into the rear-end of another car. During such a collision, the head of the passenger in the front vehicle is forcefully jerked back, and then forward, causing damage to the structure of both the front and back of the neck. Such a strong force can cause injury to the ligaments, muscles, facet joints, discs, and spinal nerves. Whiplash injury includes neck pain and immobility, and other symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vertigo, arm and should pain, tingling in the hands and fingers, and weakness of the arms and hand. Immediate evaluation and x-rays are extremely important in order to rule out a fracture. However in almost all cases, the injuries are mainly to the soft tissues and joints. Proper care is essential in rehabilitation from the pain and symptoms of whiplash, and also to prevent future disability.

You can still have whiplash injuries even if you’ve only been in a minor auto accident. If you drive a big car and you’re in an accident, even if your car looks “uninjured,” it’s easy to think that you are not hurt, either. After all, isn’t that the purpose of driving a big vehicle? It’s for protection, right? Then you might find it a bit disturbing to learn that research has shown that occupants of vehicles, both large and compact, can be injured a lot more than might be expected from a minor auto accident. In fact, as far as your body goes, there’s truly no such thing as a “minor fender bender.”

Let’s face it. There are going to be repercussions when your body is compelled to stop suddenly and without warning. An emergency room attendant may hand you a clean bill of health because you haven’t sustained any broken bones, and you may be given a prescription for medication to relax the muscle spasms that you are surely experiencing due to the structural changes in your neck or lower back that you received from the impact. But, your problem could go from bad to much, much worse unless you’re treated for the injuries you’ve received. In fact, some individuals encounter problems years after a car accident due to the fact that they didn’t get the help they required in the first place.


Whiplash
Chiropractic therapies include treatment for soft tissue injuries and spinal bio-mechanics abnormalities.  If you’ve been in a minor auto accident, although your car may not require much repair, there's no doubt, you may. Neck and back injuries are not only painful in the places in which they occur, but they can also cause pain, tingling, and numbness in your arms and hands and create headaches days, weeks, even months after an accident occurs.

Chiropractic care will provide you with a drug-free, natural road back to feeling good again.  It will go a long way in putting the trauma of your accident where it belongs – behind you.