After being struck by another object from the rear or the side, the neck will thrash back and forth quickly and violently. When this occurs, the muscles in the neck will become hyperextended and may be strained or torn. This kind of soft tissue injury will lead to stiffness and soreness in the neck and/or upper back. The quick snapping movements that occur during whiplash will also likely lead to structural damage. These misalignments can also create associated herniate or bulging discs or ligament tear. In severe case, a disc may rupture or cause nerve damage.
Chiropractic is proven to help both soft tissue and structural injuries caused by whiplash. There are specific, low force manual adjustments that we perform. It’s very important to make sure that pressure is removed off the nerves and motion is restored. Call us today to begin your healing and put this accident behind you.