WhiplashYouíre waiting at a stoplight. The sound of screeching tires is followed by the harsh sound of metal hitting metal. Your car is suddenly being pushed forward, Youíre being rear-ended!
In a split second, your body is pushed against your seat. Your head, isolated by your neck, delays its reaction.
Then, your body changes directions, moving forward to the limits of your seatbelt. (You are wearing your seatbelt aren't you!?!) Then your head is snapped backwards. But you canít stop it. Even a minor fender bender can produce a whiplash injury. It may take a day or two, or sometimes months for symptoms to appear. Now what?
Get to our practice for an examination! Pain pills wonít heal inflamed tendons and ligaments. Muscle relaxers wonít heal torn muscles. A cervical collar wonít restore a graceful forward spinal curve. Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments, because they can help restore proper motion and position of individual spinal bones, can better assure proper healing. The longer you wait the more unseen damage there can be and the longer it may take to recover. Drugs may temporarily reduce the pain, but they simply cover up the need for the restoration of proper spinal function.