Whiplash

May 4th, 2015 by Dr. Curtis Hall

Whiplash is a word to describe injuries that occur in the spine when it is violently pushed one way and then another. Whiplash is commonly associated with auto accidents, however it occurs when any type of injury causes the spine to go back and forth or side to side.

Whiplash injuries usually involve the soft tissues that support the spine. Soft tissues include the ligaments, muscles, and tendons that surround the spine. In between the vertebral bodies are joints that are covered by ligaments. These ligaments are often damaged during whiplash and can cause swelling that presses on the surrounding nerves causing pain and limited mobility within the spine.

When these injuries are left untreated early degenerative changes can occur as well as permanent limited mobility.  Chiropractic can be used to treat whiplash and prevent further deterioration of the resulting condition. If you have suffered a whiplash injury call hall today and set up a free exam and consultation in order to find out if we can help.