Whiplash Tag

Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash

Whiplash can be quite frightening due to the traumatic nature of the event. Although the typical whiplash injury is the result of a car accident, any trauma that involves the same violent whipping motion of the head is typically regarded as whiplash. It should also be noted that a more descriptive phrase of cervical acceleration/deceleration injury is preferred among many spine specialist. They feel that this term better describes the mechanics of the neck quickly extending backwards and then forward which stretches the tissues beyond their physiological limit. Many structures are involved, and the symptoms can extend long after the initial impact. The variety of tissues and structures affected by whiplash produce many symptoms that are known to change over the course of the condition. Whiplash injuries occur so easily and can be so debilitating because the neck is extremely susceptible to injury. This is because the neck is an...