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Most whiplash injuries occur while sitting stationary in your car, usually from a rear-end collision. They can also be caused by any force that causes your head to snap back and forth in a traumatic manner, even while playing.
What happens seconds after the accident can have tragic consequences. What you do about it hours, days even weeks after, can forever affect your health.
In a rear-end collision and upon impact, your body pushes deeply into your seat. Your head, momentarily isolated by your neck, delays its reaction while your body quickly reaches the limits of your seat. Your body then instantly changes directions, moving forward to the limits of your seat belt. Now, your head starts moving backward in the opposite direction. Unrestrained by a seat belt, your head is jerked back and then forward beyond its normal limits.
Don’t be mislead by the minimal damage to your vehicle; people react differently than glass, plastic and metal. An immediate chiropractic examination is essential. Pain medication won’t heal inflamed tendons and ligaments. Muscle relaxers won’t heal torn muscles. A cervical collar won’t restore a graceful forward spinal curve.
Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments help assure proper healing by restoring proper motion and position of individual spinal bones. Dr. Dooley can help you get well and stay well after the trauma of a whiplash injury.