Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck and spine. It occurs while the head and neck is thrown on one side very abruptly and quickly, then is thrust into the opposite side. Both nerves and muscles may be affected for this injury along with ligaments and discs.
Whiplash happens when your head and neck are quickly thrust forward (or to the side) and then back again like in a car accidents. However; you can also suffer the effects of whiplash with other activities like contact sports and amusement park rides. Sometimes vertebral subluxations, osteoporosis, and arthritis can also affect the neck with results similar to whiplash.
Whiplash can be difficult to diagnose and may not show immediately, as in a car accident. Symptoms usually present within 24 hours. Some whiplash symptoms can be:
Chiropractic treatment helps bring the body back into alignment so it can heal itself. In a car accident, for example, the violent force on your body can push the spine out of alignment with the rest of the body and the quick back and forth motion of your head while your body is held in place (usually from a seatbelt) will strain the various ligaments in your neck. Dickson Chiropractic offers:
If you are involved in an automobile accident contact Dickson Chiropractic today. Whiplash can have a long lasting negative effect on you, your neck and your body if not properly adjusted. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Scott Jutte has the knowledge, experience and expertise to help your body back into alignment and to allow it to heal itself.
Call (615) 375-8423 now to get back your health safely and quickly without drugs and without side-effects.
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