Whiplash is caused when the head and neck is snapped back and forward very quickly, such as in a motor vehicle accident. It can cause rapid changes in the alignment of the neck spine. Symptoms can re-occur many years after the initial accident.
Aside from neck and shoulder pain, head trauma and whiplash can often result in symptoms such as headache, pins and needles, dizziness, eye pain, blurred vision and light sensitivity.
Even if your neck is showing advanced degenerative changes due to whiplash, there is a solution.
Conservative chiropractic care can give you excellent relief of symptoms1-3.
And corrective care can even restore your neck curve, and give excellent relief of symptoms long term4.
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- Harrison DE, Cailliet R, Harrison DD, Janik TJ, Holland B. New 3-Point Bending Traction Method of Restoring Cervical Lordosis Combined with Cervical Manipulation: Non-randomized Clinical Control Trial. Archives Phys Med Rehabil 2002; 83(4): 447-53.