Motor Vehicle Accidents
Every year there are millions of motor vehicle accidents in the United States, many cause injuries. Cervical Strain/Sprain, commonly called “whiplash” often results from a crash. While your torso may be secured to the seat by a lap and shoulder belt, your neck is free to be thrown forward and backward by the force of impact – hence the “whiplash” injury.
Basic facts about cervical sprain/strain (whiplash) include:
- Although it takes only seconds to occur this injury can take three months or longer to heal.
- As muscles, tendons and ligaments are overextended, soft tissue, spinal nerves and discs may be injured.
- Symptoms may include: head, neck, face, shoulder, arm or hand pain, dizziness, jaw pain and ringing in the ears. Nerve damage causes numbness or tingling.
- Cervical sprain/strain is best treated early. Using our gentle procedure that does not involve “popping or cracking” (manipulation) of the spine, we can begin corrective treatment immediately and get relief even in the most severe cases, with minimal invasiveness.