Whiplash injury is one of the most common injuries resulting from the classic rear-end collision accident. Even though whiplash injury is very common, it remains poorly understood by many. It occurs when the body reacts to a deceleration or acceleration force by hyper-flexion or hyper-extension of the neck. This sudden jarring movement of the head is sustained backward, forward or even to the side. Due to these sudden movements, the mechanism of injury destabilises the spine and causes severe pain. However, symptoms of whiplash injury are not usually apparent immediately the accidents.

Because these symptoms can take weeks or months to manifest, it is common to assume that one is not injured. As a result, people don’t seek treatment following a car accident because they don’t feel hurt. It is important to know that whiplash injuries can manifest themselves in a wide variety of ways, depending on the unique factors involved during the accidents. This includes the direction of impact, passenger / driver seats, speed of the vehicles involved, as well as sex, age and physical condition.

Typical whiplash injury causes:
  • Neck pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness / Vertigo
  • Upper Back Ache
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Jaw Pain

As it involve an unpredictable combination of nervous system, muscles joints and connective tissues disruption, whiplash injury is not simple to diagnose and challenging to treat. In many occasion, the injury also affects both muscles and ligaments apart from the spinal misalignment. To address and treat this injury, Chiropractic care utilises manual manipulation of the spine to restore the normal movement and position of the spinal vertebrae. At the same time, we perform soft tissue and trigger point therapy to the tissues along the spine. Also, exercise rehabilitation is particularly important in managing whiplash injury. Coupling all these therapies with spinal manipulation that we provide in our centre, it become the single-most effective treatment for minimising the long-term impact of whiplash injury.

If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken seriously. Neck pain, low back pain or shoulder stiffness may be coming from a whiplash injury in the past. Call us at (65) 64937293 for a thorough consultation and assessment to better understand your condition. We look forward to help you to eliminate your pain. Most importantly, assisting you to regain your health and vitality.



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