Symptoms of Whiplash in the Body

by Dr. Travis Utter
March 4th, 2017

Whiplash is a common term associated with car accidents. When you are involved in an accident, your body is affected by the impact, and people often experience pain in their necks due to the sudden forward and backward movement of their bodies when the accident occurs.

Whiplash Symptoms

Whiplash can cause excruciating pain around the neck area. The unnatural movement of the neck causes injury, resulting in intense pain that can be difficult to bear. The pain can sometimes be so great that it becomes difficult to concentrate on the most basic of things like work and day-to-day living.

There are many symptoms of whiplash. Since your neck is stretched, it is likely to develop a sprain, which can last for several months even if ligaments are not broken. Others would find themselves feeling dizzy and tired. They feel numbness and spasms in their neck area. Still, there are those who may be at risk of memory loss or poor concentration.

woman with whiplash with a neck brace on

Whiplash usually has delayed onset in the body, and symptoms often manifest only hours after the accident. There are those who may suddenly feel the symptoms days after they have been in an accident, and if it is that delayed, that usually means that the damage and pain are worse.

Chiropractic for Whiplash

Whiplash can be traumatic, but one way to combat it is to see the skilled chiropractors at Halifax Injury Physicians for proper treatment. Chiropractic care is a recommended treatment approach for people who have pain around their neck and back areas. It is an all-natural process that targets injuries at their source without utilizing surgery or medicine. So, it has long term results with minimal risks associated with it.