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Most of us have probably experienced some degree of whiplash in our lifetime. But do you really know what it means, how it’s caused, and what can be done to correct it? We’d like to take a moment to shed light on a topic we’re familiar with and share a few interesting facts regarding whiplash with you!

The term whiplash refers to a type of forceful movement that affects free movement of the seven bones in your neck. Though most often painful and sometimes scary, through gentle chiropractic care, we can correct any joint dysfunction that you may be experiencing as a result.

#1. Whiplash can occur when traveling at low speeds.

Did you know that whiplash could happen if you’re traveling at just 5mph? Such an accident may be seen as minor, but just because you don’t feel pain right away doesn’t mean it won’t surface later on.

Whiplash doesn’t always occur as a result of an auto accident. We see many athletes in our office who’ve experienced whiplash as a result of a sports injury such as a concussion.

#2. Whiplash doesn’t always equal a headache.

Whiplash is often associated with head or neck pain, but many patients also experience additional symptoms:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Nausea
  • Arm pain
  • Dizziness

To determine the best course of treatment, we’ll do a thorough examination and may request X-rays if necessary.

#3. Whiplash can be corrected with natural, proper treatment.

Treating a patient who has experienced whiplash can be achieved through chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, exercise and ergonomics. Pain from an auto accident or sports injury doesn’t have to last a lifetime. We’ll develop the best course of treatment for you to get you back to feeling fantastic.

If you’ve recently experienced a trauma that could have resulted in whiplash, call our office to make an appointment to get checked. We want to make sure your body is functioning to the best of its ability!

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