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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 soft tissues of the neck. This is due to the sudden movement of the neck in a back-and-forth motion during a trauma, such as 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.

Whiplash is a type of injury that, although it is very prevalent in car accidents, can also occur from falls, contact sports, physical abuse, work injuries, and other traumas to the neck.



If you have been involved in an accident, especially an auto accident, you should seek medical attention from a whiplash injury chiropractor to ensure you don't suffer from severe symptoms of 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 of 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?

10 Symptoms to Determine If You Have Whiplash

Although many injuries are often noticeable right away, especially after a car accident, whiplash is one of those injuries that may take hours or days to present symptoms during normal activities.

This makes it difficult for the victim to know that it is there after the initial injury. 

However, there are some telltale signs of whiplash that all accident victims should look out for to know if a Whiplash Injury has occurred.

In this blog, we explore the 10 symptoms of whiplash and how to treat this injury (as soon as possible!)

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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, or a fast moving roller coaster. 

Whiplash is a common injury that occurs during a motor vehicle accident causing severe neck pain, most often occurring in rear-end car accidents. The backward and forward motion take the ligaments and muscles in the neck beyond their normal range of motion, resulting in neck pain and muscle spasms.

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 to whiplash-associated disorders, or linger for an extended period of time.


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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 an auto 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 an automobile accident, click here.

Whiplash is one of the most common auto accident injuries. It can have extremely negative effects on the body and cause long-term pain if proper treatment is not received quickly. 

Related blog post: Atlanta Chiropractor Explains Whiplash Symptoms

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What is Whiplash? 

Whiplash occurs when your head is suddenly moved backward, forward, or side to side.

This rapid back-and-forth movement can damage the soft tissues in the neck, including the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, which can destabilize the spine, causing extreme pain in the head, neck, shoulders, and upper back.

It is vital for the recovery process for accident victims to see a Chiropractic professional as soon as possible to help treat whiplash symptoms.

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