Whiplash Induced By Car Accidents And How Chiropractic Can Help
Auto accidents, however minor, can cause lasting pain and discomfort in the spine. When car crashes occur, the momentum transfer between vehicles can force the spine into extremely unnatural positions, causing injury to the surrounding muscles and ligaments. One of the most common injuries in minor collisions is whiplash - it is estimated around 120,000 whiplash injuries occur in the USA each year. These injuries can potentially damage the structural support given to the neck, and so should be treated as soon as the trauma occurs.