Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck associated with extension, although the exact injury mechanisms remain unknown. Whiplash is commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents, usually when the vehicle has been hit in the rear; however, the injury can be sustained in many other ways, including headbanging, bungee jumping and falls. It is one of the most frequently claimed injuries on vehicle insurance policies in certain countries; for example, in the United Kingdom 430,000 people made an insurance claim for whiplash in 2007, accounting for 14% of every driver’s premium.[cite].
Hurley Chiropractic takes pride in providing treatment options to address this type of long term pain. Chiropractic care is used by many chronic pain sufferers to bring the body back into balance and in many cases resolve long term pain. Many times after a car wreck we go to the emergency room only to have them tell us that nothing is wrong. But what if your neck hurts? The neck is full of very delicate nerve tissue, vessels, and muscles, when it whipped around in a crash an acceleration/de-acceleration injury can result; this is commonly referred to as whiplash! Chiropractors are trained to identify this type of injury. Our doctors will do a careful examination to assess any damage your spine may have endured and create a treatment plan that will get feeling better in no time.