Car accident victims often sustain whiplash injuries. Whiplash is the result of sudden forward-and-backward or side-to-side movements. During a collision, the neck is hyperextended, which can cause dysfunction all the way down the spine. Spinal damage can occur even in minor fender benders when the vehicle escaped without a dent.
The spine is key to a properly functioning body. As a result, damage to the spine may cause dozens of disorders that fall under the definition of whiplash. The most common symptoms include: neck stiffness or pain, back pain, headaches, difficulty concentrating, ringing ears, leg pain, concussion, and more.
Another troublesome aspect of whiplash is that the symptoms aren’t always apparent at first. For example, if the spine’s hardware was jostled out of position, this can set the stage for spinal arthritis that may take years to appear.
When left uncorrected, whiplash can cause long-term pain throughout the body. Our chiropractors can fully evaluate the extent of your whiplash injury. Once the anomalies in your spinal structure are identified, we can effectively treat them using safe, non-invasive chiropractic spine care. Patients from Scottsdale, Glendale, and Phoenix reach out to our specialists for post-accident care.