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Whiplash Is More Than A Pain in the Neck

Whiplash is more than just a pain in the neck.

 

Also called neck sprain or neck strain, whiplash is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck. This is due to the sudden back and forth motion of a trauma like a car accident.

 

Just about two-thirds of people involved in motor vehicle accidents will develop symptoms of whiplash. 

 

However, whiplash symptoms usually take a few hours or days after the injury to show up.

 

Although very prevalent in car accidents, whiplash can also occur from falls, sports injuries, work injuries, and other traumas to the neck.

 

 

If you have been involved in an accident, especially a car accident, you should seek medical attention from a whiplash injury chiropractor to ensure you don't have whiplash.

 

Even if you feel fine immediately after the accident, your whiplash symptoms could be lying dormant. 

 

The sooner you are checked out, the better chance you have at a full recovery.

 

In the article below, we will discuss whiplash and why it is more than just a pain in the neck.

 

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How Do I Know If I Have Whiplash?

Whiplash is a Neck Injury that most often occurs when there is a forceful or rapid back and forth motion of the neck, almost like the cracking of a whip.

Whiplash is a common injury that occurs during a motor vehicle accident, the backward and forward motion take the ligaments and muscles in the neck beyond their normal range of motion, resulting in neck pain.

Whiplash injuries in the neck can range from mild to severe, however, it's always best to receive Chiropractic Treatment after an injury like this occurs to ensure that it does not worsen or linger. 

 

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How Chiropractic Care Helps With Whiplash After A Car Accident

 Are You Suffering From Whiplash After Being In A Car Accident? 

If you have been in a car accident even though you may think you are not hurt, neck injuries and whiplash can happen in the smallest of accidents. It sometimes may take a few days or even weeks for your body to acknowledge the physical effects of the car crash. To learn more about soreness after a Car Accident, click here.

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries to occur in a car accident. It can have extremely negative effects on the body if it is not taken care of as soon as possible.

Related blog post: Atlanta Chiropractor Explains Whiplash Symptoms

Whiplash occurs when your head is moved suddenly backward, forwards or side to side. It can destabilize the spine which can cause extreme pain in your head, neck, shoulders, and upper back. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is vital to see a Chiropractor to treat your whiplash systems. We even offer Free Consultations at our Georgia and South Carolina locations. Let us help you avoid extensive physical therapy.

 

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Atlanta Chiropractor Explains Whiplash Symptoms

Whiplash results when the muscles and ligaments of your cervical spine extend rapidly beyond their normal range of motion.

At our Atlanta Chiropractic Office, most patients begin experiencing symptoms 24-72 hours following their Accident or Trauma, so it’s important to pay attention to any physical changes for a few days following any Car Accident Injury.

It has been reported that many common Whiplash Injuries happen in Car Accidents between 6-10 mph.

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