Whiplash is 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 between the spinal bones can bulge, tear or rupture. Vertebrae can be forced out of their normal position, reducing range of motion. Whiplash can be caused by a collision that occurs during a sporting event, slip and fall or automobile accident. The resulting instability of the spine and soft tissue can contribute to headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the shoulders, arms and hands, reduced ability to turn and bend, neck and low back pain. Symptoms may not appear for weeks or even months later.
- Cervical Traction Unit
- Perform a spinal manipulation (adjustment) to improve spinal function and to alleviate irritation of the central nervous system.
- Perform 1 or more chiropractic therapies.
- Provide nutritional advice as well as exercise and stretching information.