Women and Whiplash

Chiropractor El CajonDid you know women are far more likely to sustain a whiplash injury than a man by a ratio of 2 to 1?

A study comparing gender in whiplash injuries concluded: “This population is more likely to be injured under whiplash loading”. Women are also more likely to suffer chronic (long lasting) symptoms from such accidents even with low-speed impacts. A study found that once injured, women  are between 2 to 2.3 times more likely than men to have chronic symptoms.

Fortunately another study found that women who visit a chiropractor shortly after injury may have better outcomes than those who wait. Continue reading Women and Whiplash