Our patients are often surprised to learn that chiropractic doctors are often the source of care for people who have recently been in auto accidents. Did you know that that 8 of 10 people who see chiropractors that complain of headaches or nervousness, have been in auto accidents? Isn’t that incredible? It just shows how common whiplash injury is following a car accident… and often the person never realized they were injured.
Why is whiplash so common in car accidents? The most common accident is a rear end collision. Try something with me. Tip your head as far back as it will go. Now in your imagination add another three inches. Ouch! This is what happens when neck injury occurs from an auto accident. This causes some problems. According to the Automobile Association of America, 1 in 6 people will be involved in a car accident within the next 36 months. Chances are great that you know someone who has been in an auto accident in the previous 5 years. Therefore I’d like to tell you the typical symptoms of whiplash so that you can look out for your loved ones. They are:
- Stiff neck
- Nervous tension and tension in your shoulders
- Get dizzy
- Experience “black out” feelings when standing up
- Some women report experiencing depression after an auto accident which has been attributed to whiplash
The thing to remember is that ONCE YOUR SPINE HAS BEEN SET IN MOTION, IT WILL GET WORSE UNLESS IT IS TREATED AND RESTORED BACK TO ITS PROPER AND ORIGINAL POSITION. That’s where we come in. Chiropractic has been shown to be highly effective in treating whiplash. If you or someone you know needs to be looked at for whiplash, please call me immediately. We’ll get you feeling better again or will refer you to the appropriate specialist if one is needed.
Interested in learning more about how chiropractic can help ease the aches and pains of whiplash? Call (309) 692-6800 today. We’re here to help!