Thursday, August 1, 2013

What Happens When You Have Whiplash

The impact produced in the human body during an car accident normally affects the cervical spine. This impact on the cervical spine is more commonly known by the name "whiplash" or "cervical sprain".

The cervical spine or, neck, is very delicate and houses the spinal cord that sends messages from the brain to control all aspects of the body .

Whiplash injuries account for more than 65% of all bodily injury claims (Navan et al., 2000) and in Canada, whiplash injuries account for over 2 million insurance claims every year.

People suffering from a cervical sprain may suffer intense pain which, although not malignant in nature, can produce a big deterioration in the quality of life such as:
Back pain     Vertigo     Epilepsy
Neck pain     Headache     Herniated disk
Jaw pain     Migraine    Fibromyalgia
Tinnitus    Blurred Vision    Facial Pains
   
It is even more severe in children due to the fragility of its spine and walking stability of the ligaments and bones.

The specific chiropractic treatment of the cervical spine that we offer in our Chiropractic consultation, offers solutions to the syndrome of whiplash or cervical sprain effectively and permanently, without drugs or surgery.