Whiplash refers to a specific type of neck injury that occurs when the neck is thrown forward and backward in quick succession. The movement can cause strains in the muscles in the back and lead to chronic neck pain . Chiropractic in Fort Wayne can resolve whiplash symptoms without the need for pain medications.
Although any injury that causes the neck to whip back and forth can cause whiplash, it is most commonly associated with car accidents. Athletes who play contact sports are also vulnerable. Often, the neck pain and headaches that are caused by whiplash don’t show up until hours or days after the injury. For this reason, car accident victims are advised to consult with a chiropractor after their accident regardless of their initial symptoms. By getting an early diagnosis and starting treatment from a chiropractor, you can get faster and more effective neck pain relief. Patients with whiplash often need multiple appointments to get the desired amount of symptom relief.