Whiplash usually occurs when the head is suddenly whipped or snapped due to a sudden jolt commonly involving a motor vehicle collision. However, it can also occur from a slip and fall injury. Chiropractic is a great method of treatment and health care service to address the injured whiplash patient. We have discussed the cause of whiplash and what happens when we are hit from behind unexpectedly. We cannot guard against the abnormal forces that occur in the neck as it all happens faster than we can voluntarily contract our muscles. Also, the myth about
no car damage = no injury is just that – a myth!
In fact, in low speed impacts, less damage to the car transfers greater forces to the contents inside because the energy of the force is not absorbed by crushing metal.
Symptoms of whiplash can vary widely and range from –
- neck pain and stiffness
- shoulder pain
- jaw pain or TMJ
- arm pain
- visual disturbances
- hearing problems
Cobb Pain & Wellness Clinic can help you after you have been rear ended, you have some pain but think you will be ok in a few weeks because the car only had a small amount of damage.