AUTO ACCIDENTS AND WHIPLASH INJURIES
If you are unfortunate enough to be hurt in an automobile crash, auto accident injury you may sustain a strain of your neck muscles and the surrounding soft tissue. The feeling is known as whiplash and your neck motion can be limited by it.
When there is a car hit in the back (or the side), the force can lead to a sharp motion to your neck and head. It is important not to ignore whiplash type injuries and to see your Charlotte chiropractor when possible. Treatment and Quick is your best defense against whiplash.
Symptoms can be felt instantly, or take weeks or days to manifest. They could include:
- Reduction of freedom in the neck and or shoulders
- Upper back pain
- Lower back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Reduction in freedom your lower back
A Hyper-extension hyper-flexion injury is the common term used to describe any neck injuries. Your head is thrown to the side or backward violently and vertebrae, joints, discs, and ligaments can be ruined.
THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR HEADREST
The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and consumer reports have seen great improvements in the efficacy of headrests to stop whiplash-related injuries in a crash, but the IIHS also rated almost half of headrests as poor for automobiles on the street before 2006. To increase your chances of not becoming entangled follow these principles:
- Your headrest should reach at least as high as the top of your ears
- Your headrest should be no further than four inches (10 cms) from the back of your neck
OTHER CAUSES OF WHIPLASH
It is not just car accidents that can result in the nasty effects of hyper-extension hyper-flexion injuries however, falling down stairs, being aggressively handled playing soccer, or body checked hard into the boards in lacrosse could also give you a case of whiplash. Some comfort can be taken from the fact that most whiplash injuries aren’t serious and will heal fully with good care.
A STABLE NECK IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE
Chiropractors in Charlotte are first and foremost caregivers who specialize in health. Bones, tendons, and your neck muscles fall under your south Charlotte chiropractor’s field of expertise. Trust a conversation with your chiropractor about your care with their clinic. Lots of individuals return to their daily routines right away and can heal. Follow your physician’s recommendations and remedies and it is likely you will get a more powerful neck and better position that will let you resist injury and bounce back faster if you become injured again.
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