You’re stopped at a stoplight… you hear the sound of screeching tires followed by metal hitting metal… your body is jolted forward to the limits of your seatbelt then snapped backward! Shortly after, you have neck pain and headaches...
A whiplash occurs from the sudden change of positioning of your neck. In a split second, your body moves forward followed by a slight delay of your neck, and then your body moves backward, followed by your neck.
It’s tempting to think that if your car has little or no damage, that your body doesn’t either. But that’s not the case. The damage is hiding in your body.
The less force your car takes is the more force your body takes. Research shows that occupants can be injured considerably more than what you’d assume from a broken headlight or a dented bumper.
Even a minor fender bender can produce a whiplash injury. It may take a day or two, or sometimes months for symptoms to appear. The longer you wait, the more unseen damage there is and the longer it seems to take to recover.
THE MEDICAL SOLUTION
If you visit the emergency room, you may be sent home with good news because you don’t have any broken bones, injured organs, or serious wounds. At the minimum, you might get a prescription to reduce the muscle spasms your body is experiencing.
However, what they don’t tell you is that your body is going to hold onto that tension and it will reduce the integrity of your spine and nerve system.
THE CHIROPRACTIC SOLUTION
After what you’ve been through, you’ll need a thorough evaluation of your soft tissue (muscles & ligaments), posture, spine, and nerve system followed by an adjustment to remove the hidden damage from your body so that pain and disease don’t show up years later.
Chiropractic adjustments help restore proper motion and position of the individual spinal bones, promoting proper healing.
93% of whiplash practice members improve with chiropractic care!