If you were recently involved in a car accident, it is possible you are still suffering from Whiplash.
Whiplash is an injury that occurs in the neck after a sudden and unexpected acceleration-deceleration force.
In layman’s terms, this simply means that the patient’s head has been suddenly jolted forward and then immediately snapped back.
Unlike other common car accident injuries, the symptoms connected to Whiplash often don’t appear for several weeks to a few months. Because of this, it is imperative to be examined by one of our experienced Tucker car accident injury Chiropractors to prevent chronic conditions and permanent damage from developing over time.
The following information highlights some of the most important facts you should know about Whiplash Injury.
According to some medical experts, you are likely to suffer from Whiplash if you were involved in a rear-impact collision while moving.
This is because, upon impact, the lower bones in your neck or lower cervical vertebrae are forced to hyperextend while the upper bones in your neck or upper cervical vertebrae adapt a hyper flexed position.
On the other hand, Whiplash can also occur when involved in a motor vehicle accident wherein the car is struck from behind while it is at a full stop.
In this case, both the head and neck get hyperextended backward from the inertia of your torso being jerked forward.
If you are suffering from Whiplash, it is common for you to experience pain in the neck, shoulder, jaw, arm, and head following the trauma.
However, if you are suffering from what is referred to as Whiplash associated disorder, you can also end up experiencing mood swings in the form of anger, anxiety and even depression. In some cases, this can even lead to drug dependency issues.
Always be proactive about your health, especially following a traumatic experience.
If you are injured in a car accident and sustain neck pain, contact AICA Tucker’s car accident injury Chiropractors as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation or a complete examination.
Just call us at (404) 592-1186.