An Auto Accident can result in the Neck Injury termed Whiplash
Whiplash is a traumatic neck injury caused by an excessive snapping movement - forward and backward - of the head. Ligament damage, pinched nerves, muscle tearing, spasm and spinal misalignment are the usual results of whiplash.
Even a low-speed impact in an auto accident can cause serious whiplash and should be taken very seriously. Whiplash symptoms usually occur instantly but can take days, or even weeks, to develop. Neck pain is the most common whiplash symptom, along with headache (dull to severe), muscle spasm and shoulder pain (burning), dizziness, ringing in the ears, arm pain and tingling, and disorientation. The constant barrage of symptoms can make whiplash a debilitating problem.
One of the problems associated with whiplash is a misalignment of the vertebrae of the neck, usually due to ligament or disc damage. If left untreated, these vertebrae will remain misaligned, causing chronic neck problems in the future, including loss of range of motion, chronic headaches and potential arthritic changes.
EFFECTIVE WHIPLASH TREATMENTS IN UTAH
A 1998 Canadian study on whiplash examined more than 10,000 cases of neck injuries and concluded that chiropractic adjustments are one of the only proven treatments for whiplash injuries. This study also concluded that “accepted’ treatments such as neck collars, muscle relaxers, immobilization, and rest were not helpful for whiplash victims.