Whiplash is most commonly received while riding in a vehicle that is struck from the back, front or side.
However it also occurs from sports injuries, slips and falls or any unsuspected rapid motion of the neck.
The damage caused by the contact can start at just 5 KPH.
The involuntary movement that the neck and upper back are forced to go through is beyond what the structural system is designed to withstand. This force causes soft tissue , muscle, tendon and ligaments to be over stretched and torn.
The bones of the upper back and neck are forced out of their normal position.
The spinal cord and nerve roots are stretched and irritated.
The resulting instability of the spinal bones and soft tissue lead to a number of symptoms that range from concussion like confusion and memory loss, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the neck and upper back, loss of mobility and stiffness in the neck, headaches , pain in the shoulders, arms and hands, numbness into the arms, nausea, ringing in the ears, and even low back problems.
Unfortunately because of the shock and your bodies attempt to adapt, the symptoms may not appear for days, weeks, or even months after the accident.
Whenever the symptoms appear it is essential that you let us know and get an examination done to identify areas that need immediate attention to address the acute symptoms and any structural dysfunction that may lead to long term problems.
We specialize in the identification and correction of the structural injuries caused from the accident, to relieve pain and accelerate the healing process.
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