Whiplash “Syndrome”

Whiplash “Syndrome”

“Whiplash” is a slang term for a neck injury that is most accurately described as a cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD) injury. Now you know why we call it “whiplash”! It suggests that the head was forced through a range of motion that exceeds what the tissues in...
Whiplash “Anatomy”

Whiplash “Anatomy”

To better understand whiplash, let’s take a look at the anatomy of the cervical area and what is actually injured in a whiplash injury. The spine is basically a long chain made up of blocks that are larger at the bottom and smaller at the top. This means the low back...
Whiplash Facts 3

Whiplash Facts 3

“Whiplash” is considered a non-medical term that encompasses a range of injuries. These injuries typically affect the neck and are caused by a sudden movement of the neck associated with extension or forceful backward bending. The medical term “cervical...
Whiplash Avoidance (…continued)

Whiplash Avoidance (…continued)

Last month, we discussed car safety features, proper headrest position, how to prepare for a crash, and seeking immediate treatment as ways to minimize the chances of suffering from whiplash in the event of an accident. Here are four more ways to avoid or minimize...
Whiplash Avoidance

Whiplash Avoidance

Whiplash, or more properly stated, Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD), is usually associated with car accidents, slip and falls, and sports injuries. It is a very common injury affecting millions of people around the world, and costing health care systems billions of...
Whiplash and Chiropractic Management

Whiplash and Chiropractic Management

Whiplash injuries occur as the result of a sudden acceleration followed by deceleration, and the degree of injury is dependent on many factors. Some of these include: the size of the vehicle, the conditions of the road, the angle of the seat back, the “springiness” of...