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Posts for category: Whiplash

By Merolla Chiropractic
April 09, 2014
Category: Whiplash
Tags: chiropractic   whiplash   injury neck   treatment  

Research has shown that getting rear ended in a motor vehicle accident does not result in a simple sprain to the muscles and ligaments of the neck and back.

In fact, when your automobile is struck from behind, your neck curves in an abnormal S-shape.  This changes the way your neck moves after the injury.

Normally, the joints of your neck are well lubricated and easily glide over one another.  But the forces involved in a car crash can cause enough damage to involve not just the joints, but the muscles, nerves, ligaments, and discs.

Even the tiny nerves in ligaments, called proprioceptors, which are involved in sending information back to your brain about the position of your spinal joints can be damaged.  This causes further problems with joint movement after an injury.

Luckily, chiropractic adjustments of the spine are able to return normal movement and position of the spinal vertebrae.  And happen to be the most single effective treatment for improving the far-reaching impact of whiplash injuries.