Car accidents can be incredibly frightening and can leave individuals with lasting injuries. Amongst the most common of these is whiplash, where the sufferer’s neck has been violently forced forward, backward or sideways by the impact that their vehicle received.
Such an abrupt force can cause muscular injury as well as damage to the joints, ligaments or cartilage of the spine. This is due to placing more demand on them than their natural shock absorption can cope with. As time passes after the immediate injury has taken place, the trauma can lead to a great deal of persistent pain as well as a resultant restriction of movement.
Chiropractic care aims to assist these spinal joints through gently restoring their natural movement over time, which ultimately encourages optimal nerve flow through the spine, and moves the patient back toward a state of good health and wellness.