Whiplash: It’s more common than you think!
Have you been in a car accident in South Burlington recently? Even if it was just a fender bender you most likely suffered from some sort of injury. Whiplash, which is caused by abrupt and forceful back-and-forth motion of the head, occurs quite commonly after a car accident. Every year, about 1 million people suffer from whiplash. That’s a lot of people! Injuries of whiplash may be delayed for 24 hours or longer so it is important to get checked out after even a minor accident.
So what is whiplash exactly? Whiplash is an injury to the neck that includes symptoms such as neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, neck stiffness, dizziness and difficulty concentrating. Whiplash usually occurs due to a car accident, sports accident, physical abuse or trauma. Whiplash can be serious as your intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles and nerve roots can become damaged. Most people will recover within a couple months or so although, left untreated chronic neck pain along with other complications can arise. Make sure you see your chiropractor as soon as possible and use massage and ice and heat therapy to aid in the healing process.
If you live in the Burlington area and are suffering from whiplash, neck pain or back pain related to a car accident, contact Epic Performance today! We will get you back on the road to health as quickly as possible with treatment that is pain free and effective!