If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously.
Symptoms May Go Unnoticed
Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or even months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are.
Too often people don’t seek treatment following a car accident because they don’t feel hurt. By far, the most common injury to the neck is a whiplash injury.
What Causes Whiplash?
Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, either backward, forward, or sideways, which results in damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back. Unfortunately, by the time more serious complications develop, some of the damage from the neck injury may have become permanent.
See a Chiropractor for Help
Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their neck injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don’t assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain.