Whiplash is when the soft tissues of the neck are injured by a sudden jerking of the head. When a vehicle stops suddenly in a crash or is struck from behind, a seat belt will secure a person’s body from being thrown forward, except for the neck which may snap forward, then backward, straining the muscles and ligaments of the neck beyond their normal range of motion. Other causes of whiplash may be roller coasters and other amusement park rides, or sports injuries.
Often, you feel pain and stiffness in your neck for the first few days following a whiplash injury. Then, you feel better, but the pain and stiffness may come back several days later. The discomfort you feel may involve surrounding muscle groups in your head, chest, shoulders, and arms. Chiropractic care works on correcting complications and relieving pain associated with whiplash injuries