at Ferraro Spine & Rehabilitation
Out of the 6 million motor vehicle accidents that occurring the United States every year, over 1 million result in whiplash injuries to the neck. Additionally, whiplash symptoms can be caused by other activities; sports injuries, falls, or even amusement park rides. If whiplash injuries are not treated, and you continue to ignore the symptoms, they can progress into a more serious condition.
Whiplash is caused by the sudden jolting of the head backwards (hyper-extension) and then forward (hyper flexion). After a motor vehicle accident, it is common to not experience symptoms right away. This is a normal response to a tragic event, however, consult a physician if you begin to experience any of the following symptoms:
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Tinging or numbness
- Pain into the limbs
- Loss of range of motion
- Blurred vision
- Trouble walking
If you have been involve in a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you see a physician as soon as you can. The forceful impact of a car accident can cause tearing or stretching of the soft tissues that hold the spin in place. Chiropractic care is one of the few modalities that can be used to help rehabilitate these ligaments and alleviate the pain in your neck and lower back.