Whiplash Injuries Treatment


Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a sudden, forceful back-and-forth movement of the head and neck. It is most caused by rear-end car accidents but can also occur from other types of traumas. 

Symptoms of whiplash 

  • Neck pain and stiffness 
  • Headaches 
  • Vertigo 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Pain, numbness, or tingling in the shoulders, arms, and hands 

How a chiropractor can help 

A chiropractor can use gentle manipulative techniques to help improve the function of the neck and spine and promote healing of the ligaments and muscles. They will also make careful history of your injury and may order x-rays or an MRI to rule out other problems. 

Recovery time 

Most cases of whiplash resolve within a few days or weeks. However, some cases may take longer to heal. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions for rehabilitation, which may include gentle stretching exercises. 

Preventing future whiplash 

  • If you play contact sports, wear appropriate safety gear. 
  • Be aware of your surroundings when driving and take steps to avoid accidents. 
  • If you have a desk job, take regular breaks to get up and move around. 

Seek help if you experience any symptoms of whiplash 

If you experience any symptoms of whiplash, it is important to see a doctor or chiropractor right away. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications and promote a faster recovery.