This usually occurs when a car is struck from behind or collides with another object When the head is suddenly jerked back and forth beyond its normal limits, the muscles and ligaments supporting the head and spine can be stretched or torn. The discs can tear or rupture and vertebrae forced out of their normal position, reducing range of motion. Resultant scar tissue often makes distortions permanent - without treatment.
The resulting instability of the spine and soft tissues can contribute to headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the shoulders, arms and hands, reduced ability to turn and bend, and low back problems. As the body attempts to adapt, symptoms may not appear until weeks or even months later.
A Chiropractor will use specific chiropractic adjustments to help normalize spinal function. If caught early enough, inflammation can be reduced and scar tissue can be minimized.
Remember to consult a Doctor of Chiropractic before depending upon addictive pain medication, enduring constant Whiplashh-related headaches or submitting to surgery.
"A few months ago I was in a car accident and suffered extremely bad headaches afterwards. Luckily, someone recommended Marbella Chiropractic to me and I am so glad I took their advice. My headaches have disappeared and Dr Errington is resolving what could have been a major problem later on." SP