The Gold Coast Chiropractor

Whiplash Can Cause Chronic Pain

Did you know… even low-speed collisions can generate enough force to injure the delicate ligaments in your neck that support your head.

Bottom Line
When you experience a whiplash injury, your head and neck extend beyond their normal range of motion. This can create partial tears or other damage to the muscles and ligaments around your spine. A few key indicators include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, dizziness, pain into your arms/shoulders, or limited range of motion.

Why It Matters
Doctors now know that whiplash can cause lifelong pain and disability if not treated properly. It’s estimated that 80% of people involved in a car accident will sustain whiplash injuries. Also, nearly 50% of people with neck pain or whiplash following a car accident will continue to have pain one year after their initial injury.

Next Steps
Receiving a proper diagnosis and careful chiropractic treatment can help reduce your likelihood of struggling with a lifetime of chronic neck pain. We’re focused on accurately assessing, documenting, and treating people who have been involved in a car accident. If you or someone you know is showing signs of whiplash, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.

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