Whiplash, A Lifetime of Problems?
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a descriptive term of how an injury occurred. It was coined after the whipping action that takes place from a bullwhip. The spine, primarily the head and neck, are thrown very quickly in one direction and then back quickly in the opposite direction, usually front to back or back to front, but also can be side to side. Automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of whiplash, followed by sports injuries and domestic accidents.
This action causes spinal subluxations. Spinal subluxations are vertebrae that are moved out of their position, but not dis-located, causing pressure on the nerves that exit between the vertebrae. In addition to this nerve pressure the subluxation sets up the spine for accelerated degeneration causing a degenerative form of arthritis.
Although whiplash is a common cause of subluxations and arthritis, it is not the only cause. These whiplash induced subluxations can be effectively treated by chiropractic adjustments, not only relieving the pain but also restoring the nerve flow and slowing the degenerative process that was accelerated by the injury.
If these subluxations are left untreated, a lifetime of pain and suffering may occur. Only Chiropractors are trained to correct spinal subluxations and thereby relieving a lifetime of suffering.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident, fall or injury resulting in whiplash, an evaluation by a chiropractor should be included in your treatment plans, especially if there were significant injuries involved such as loss of consciousness or broken bones. There should be an evaluation that includes x-rays, MRI or CT scans to rule out life threatening injuries. Once these tests have been completed and found to be negative, Chiropractic care may prevent a lifetime of suffering by the correction of spinal subluxations. Only a Chiropractor can determine if Chiropractic care is needed.
My office is always available for evaluation and correction of spinal subluxations and our consultations are always free. Any charges will be discussed prior to performance of recommended services.