Whiplash and Chiropractic Care
Whiplash is a relatively common injury occurring to a person’s neck following any sudden jolt of force. The injury can describe both bone structure and soft tissue damage. Symptoms of whiplash include: neck and shoulder pain, headache, fatigue, dizziness, arm pain and weakness, ringing in the ear and back pain.
Fortunately, whiplash is not life threatening. However, it is not an ailment that should be ignored as over time, it can lead to a prolonged period of partial disability, and the discomfort of whiplash can be immense.
Chiropractic treatment is unique to each whiplash injury, so a specific treatment can’t be generalized. Common treatments that have proven effective, however, include manipulation, muscle relaxation and stimulation, and various exercises. These whiplash treatments train the nervous system to better coordinate and control movement patterns, improving the ability of the neck muscles to maintain the stability of the neck.