Whiplash

Whiplash, officially known as Whiplash Associated Disorder (W.A.D) is a relatively common injury that occurs to an individual’s neck following a sudden acceleration or deceleration of force. The rapid forward and backward movement of the head upon impact causes the head and neck to be forced into a hyperextended (backward) position, followed by a hyperflexed (forward) position, in turn, causing an array of symptoms.

To name a few, the symptoms of whiplash include:

  • neck pain and stiffness

  • headache

  • shoulder pain and stiffness

  • dizziness

  • fatigue

While these symptoms are unpleasant and often do not appear until 12-24 hours after injury, fortunately, chiropractors are no strangers to treating whiplash. Research has prompted the need for whiplash treatment to be more focused on the spine and musculoskeletal system as a whole which evidently, is the basis of chiropractic.

Using a variety of treatments including:

  • manipulation

  • muscle relaxation and/or stimulation

  • various exercises

  • adjustments

  • lifestyle changes

Chiropractic treatment can alleviate the symptoms of whiplash in addition to providing further advice about how to keep you out of pain in the future. If you or someone you know is experiencing the uncomfortable symptoms of whiplash, back pain or neck pain, call us at Spinal Care Chiropractic on (02) 8964 6385, or book online at https://www.spinalcarechiropractic.com.au/makeabooking/

 

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