Sunday, March 4, 2012

Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

Whiplash Chiropractic

Pain and stiffness in the neck which may not come on immediately, but develop over the following 24 to 48 hours. You may have reduced range of movement in the cervical spine (neck). You may have headaches, dizziness, blurred vision (this should go within 24 hours, if they persist consult your doctor), pain and stiffness may last a few days, to a few weeks, depending on the severity.

The primary whiplash treatment for joint dysfunction, spinal manipulation involves the chiropractor gently moving the involved joint into the direction in which it is restricted.

Whiplash is common in car accidents, due in part to the fact that the muscles do not have enough time to brace during impact.

Simple cases of whiplash are the result of strain or sprained or dysfunction of ligaments in the neck. The muscles of the neck naturally spasm as a protective mechanism after an injury has occurred. This in turn can cause spinal misalignment which can irritate nerves reducing the body’s ability to heal itself.

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