Whiplash is an injury to the muscles and other soft tissue of the neck that occurs when the head is suddenly thrown to the back, side, or even front. The most common cause of whiplash is an automobile accident, but is also occurs with some contact sports such as hockey, football, boxing, and rodeo. Chiropractic care can help to alleviate the pain caused by whiplash. Studies show that chiropractic care seems to be the most effective in the first 3 months. Chiropractic care will help loosen the joints in the neck and relax tight muscles. Chiropractic is an effective treatment for all stages of whiplash.
When a sudden accident or injury jerks your neck in any direction, the muscle tighten and your joints stiffen causing your neck to be out of balance. This force can damage parts of your neck and reverse its normal curve. This can cause pain in your shoulders, hands, and as far down as your low back. Often symptoms aren't felt until days, weeks or even months after the whiplash injury has occurred.