When you hear “whiplash,” most people picture a motor vehicle accident and a quick jerk of the neck during the collision. But, did you know that whiplash injuries can occur in many other ways? Here are just a few that you may not have expected:
— Rollercoaster rides.
— Sports, especially high contact sports such as boxing and football.
— Assult (punched or shaken).
Painful symptoms can surface immediately or up to seventy-two hours after the initial impact. The pain can last anywhere from weeks to years.
After a whiplash injury, the goal of chiropractic care is to return neck joints to their correct position. This will relieve stress on nerves and strain on muscles. You should make an appointment immediately following your injury to reduce your risk for unnecessary pain and scar tissue formation. So just remember, you don’t need to be rear-ended in a car accident to experience whiplash. AND, you should get in to see your chiropractor as soon as possible!
—Danubio Chiropractic Offices
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