WHIPLASH

INJURIES

Whiplash is a serious injury that can occur during a car accident, a fall, or a sports injury.  The symptoms can range from a sore neck to severe nerve pain, numbness and tingling. No matter how serious the injury seems, its best to have it checked out by your chiropractor. When a whiplash injury occurs it damages the ligaments and support structures of the spine, altering biomechanics and changing posture.

These altered biomechanics can have long lasting results. When the spine is in an altered position, it can lead to early degeneration thinning discs (as seen above) and ultimately have a negative impact on your nervous system. The nerves in your neck go to many vital organs including your heart, lungs, and stomach. They also control the movement and sensation in your arms and hands. We want to help you keep your body and nervous system healthy by restoring biomechanics and preventing early degeneration.

 

 

 

Resources:

Joseph R. Ferrantelli, DC,a Deed E. Harrison, DC,b Donald D. Harrison, DC, PhD,c and Denis Stewart, MDd. "CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT OF A PATIENT WITH PREVIOUSLY UNRESPONSIVE WHIPLASH-ASSOCIATED DISORDERS USING CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS OF POSTURE REHABILITATION METHODS." Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapy. April/May 2015. Available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_XDEJ2W_mUsZHJ2REtOM0FKQzg/view

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