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Common Whiplash Symptoms

Following a car accident, or a slip or blow to the body, a person who has immediate symptoms is actually lucky because they seek treatment. Unfortunately, symptoms of whiplash injuries often do not appear for several days, weeks, or even month or years.

Chiropractor El CajonCommon whiplash symptoms include:

  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Shoulder pain or stiffness
  • Pain between shoulder blades
  • Anxiety or irritability
  • Low back pain
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Nausea

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The Great Paradox: Car Accidents and Whiplash

Chiropractor El Cajon Car Accident InjuryIt only takes a small force to cause injury to the lower neck, which is partly why even very low speed accidents cause injury. It seems counter-intuitive but before damage occurs in a car accident, the car getting hit remains relatively stiff and much of the energy from the collision goes into accelerating the car and the occupant(s) forward (causing the whiplash injury). Once the car getting hit starts to crumple much of the energy is spent bending or breaking parts on the car rather than Continue reading The Great Paradox: Car Accidents and Whiplash

In the Blink of an Eye: Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash Chiropractor El CajonIt only takes a split second for a car to unexpectedly hit you from behind, or to get blindsided by a tackle, or to slip on a rug or on ice.  Any sudden blow or impact to your body can cause whiplash injuries.

Your body is pretty tough and most parts can handle a lot of abuse, but your neck is particularly vulnerable to injury from impacts to your body. The weight of your head puts a lot of strain on the neck Continue reading In the Blink of an Eye: Whiplash Injuries