Whiplash & Neck Pain

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury to the neck that is caused by a backward or forward abrupt, sudden jerking movement of the head. Car accidents commonly leave people with some sort of whiplash. The discs, intervertebral joints, ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerves of the neck may become damaged from whiplash.

Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash creates an instability in the spine and soft tissue that can contribute to the following symptoms:

  • Stiffness and pain in the neck
  • Headaches
  • Low Back Pains
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering

How Chiropractic Care Can help with Whiplash and Neck Pain

Your body will attempt to adapt to the injury and because of this, symptoms may not appear until weeks or months later. Your chiropractor will use specific adjustments to help normalize your spines function.  If caught early, the resulting inflammation and scar tissue damage can be minimized.

We suggest seeing a chiropractor to minimize pain due to whiplash before it turns into something more serious involving medication or surgery. Call or visit us today for help with Renton whiplash and neck pain.