Whiplash, an injury to the neck, is caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head, either backward or forward, and often occurs during a car accident.
People who suffer from whiplash may develop one or more symptoms, generally within the first few days after the injury.
During treatment chiropractors use their hands to adjust and manipulate misalignments in the spine, also known as subluxations, which are caused during whiplash injury.
For years chiropractors have preached that pain is not the problem but a symptom of an underlying issue that needs to be addressed, therefore pain medication will only put off the problem not resolve it.
Making sure you receive the right care facilitates proper healing of whiplash injuries and greatly decreases the likelihood of chronic pain following car accident injuries.
In the instance of car accidents often your auto insurance, or the other driver’s auto insurance, will cover medical costs incurred as a result of any injuries associated with the auto accident.