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It only takes a minor mistake... or a distraction for an accident to happen, but its repercussions can be serious. One of the many common injuries caused due to car accidents is the strain to the muscles & soft tissues surrounding your next. This injury is commonly known as Whiplash and it can be really painful while restricting the movement of your neck.
Whiplash injuries are commonly seen in victims of car accidents. Essentially what happens is that the impact causes a sudden movement to your head and neck, injuring your neck muscles. You mustn’t take Whiplash injuries lightly and seek help from your Virginia Beach chiropractor at the earliest.
Symptoms of Whiplash
It can take anywhere between a couple of days to a week for the symptoms of Whiplash to develop. Here are the common symptoms of whiplash injuries
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Restricted movement of the neck
- Pain in the upper back region
- Tenderness or pain in the shoulder
In the worst cases, depending on the severity of the accident, Whiplash can also cause damage to ligaments, vertebrae, discs, and more. Some rare symptoms of Whiplash include blurred vision, ringing of ears, difficulty in concentrating, sleep disturbance, and more.
Headrest – The key to prevent injuries from Whiplash
In the studies conducted by the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and consumer reports, it was identified that headrests in cars were efficient against preventing Whiplash during road accidents. That being said it is important to note that only those headrests that are compliant with the norms set by IIHS can be of help.
Ideally, for a headrest to help prevent Whiplash it should
- be at least in the level of the top of your ears
- Be located at around four inches (10 cms) from the back of your head
Whiplash injuries are not restricted to car accidents
Although Whiplash injuries are commonly seen in the cases of car accidents, it is also caused by falling downstairs, aggressive tackling during football & rugby, hockey matches. But don’t worry most Whiplash injuries are not permanent and they will heal fully with proper care.
Chiropractors are the best when it comes to handling Whiplash injuries
Chiropractors at Virginia Beach are specialized in handling injuries to spine, neck muscles, tendons, and bones. All you need is to trust the Chiropractors with years of experience and follow their recommendations. With the right treatment and the expert touch of a Chiropractor, most Whiplash injuries can be healed quickly and you can go back to your daily routine in no time.
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Auto Accident Chiropractor
Hello, I am Dr. Michael Whalen.
Located in the heart of Virginia Beach, the staff at Alpine Health Center is dedicated to helping you achieve your Chiropractic care objectives — combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic care spectrum. Dr. Whalen is committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic care. If you have been injured in an accident visit our Personal Injury Chiropractor services page for more information.