Whiplash is essentially an injury due to forceful, rapid, back and forth movement of the neck. It is most often a direct result of a car accident which initiates this harsh movement. The effects of a Whiplash Injury can be long-lasting. That’s why it’s important to visit our Snellville Chiropractors for immediate pain relief and permanent treatment.
Your neck’s greatest feature is its mobility. This very feature makes it more unstable and susceptible to injury. In a rear-end collision, there are four phases of Whiplash. Each phase represents different forces exerted on your neck. These four phases all happen in half a second. These sudden forces can damage the vertebrae, muscles, and tendons of your neck.
Car Accidents are the primary cause of Whiplash Injury since the type of force involved in most accidents cause victims to lunge their neck in multiple directions simultaneously. If you or someone you know has recently been involved with some type of auto accident, make sure you visit one of our Chiropractors immediately. If left untreated, Whiplash can cause permanent damage to your neck that diminishes your ability to function properly or leaves you completely immobilized.
If you have suffered some type of injury to your muscles, ligaments, discs or joints in the past, your chances of experiencing neck pain significantly increase. Spinal injuries, in particular, affect the conditioning of your neck because of its connection with your body’s ability to evenly distribute its weight and balance. When your the muscles that run throughout your back and shoulder areas are weakened as a result of prior accidents, they can remain sensitive to impact and become susceptible to tearing.
It’s a well known fact that as you get older, your body becomes more prone to soreness and pain because of its inability to completely restore itself. Conditions like:
The primary focus of Chiropractic treatment is to relieve pain without having to introduce measures that contain some type of harmful side effect or require invasive surgery. When you visit your Chiropractor at our Snellville clinic, they will most likely recommend some type of adjustment that helps realign the bones in your neck, as well as alleviate the stress attached to the tendons and ligaments throughout this area.
Cervical Mobilization requires you to lay down on your back so that your doctor can move your neck bones from side to side, up and down in a figure-eight motion. The purpose of this is to help restore neck mobility and remove particular areas that are considered to be more sensitive. If your Chiropractor recommends a Cervical Manual Traction, you will need to lie upright or face down so that your doctor can pull and stretch your neck backward and forwards. Cervical Mobilization may also be incorporated in order to help loosen up and relieve constriction throughout your neck.
If you experience Whiplash Injury as a result of a car accident, contact our Snellville Chiropractors right away. We are the community’s most experienced Chiropractic Clinic, helping thousands of Whiplash patients recover from their injuries and return to their normal lifestyle. Contact AICA Snellville’s Chiropractors today to schedule a free consultation. Call us at (404) 889-8826.