What Really Causes Whiplash?

Whiplash is a non-medical term for a condition that occurs when the neck and head move rapidly forwards and backwards or, sideways, at a speed so fast our neck muscles are unable to stop the movement from happening.  This sudden force results in the normal range of motion being exceeded and causes injury to the…

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – What’s That?

When you woke up today, you thought this was like any other Tuesday.  You packed the kid’s lunches and off to school they went.  You’re on your way to work and everything is on schedule- it’s a good day!  You are stopped at a red light when out of nowhere, someone crashes into the back…

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Whiplash! Do I Need an Attorney?

When you hear the word, “whiplash,” it brings to mind many different thoughts – motor vehicle collision (MVC), neck pain, headaches, concussion, jaw pain, litigation, car damage estimates – possibly a new car, medical costs, doctor’s appointments, sleepless nights, and more.  Questions typically asked when a MVC occurs include the following:  1. Do I need…

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Interesting Facts About Whiplash

We all know the most common causes of “whiplash” are injuries that typically arise from automobile accidents or, motor vehicle collisions (MVC’s) although whiplash can also occur from slip and fall and virtually, any injury where your head is whipped backwards. But there are many things about whiplash you may not be aware of, which…

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What Causes Whiplash?

The most common causes of “whiplash” are injuries that arise from automobile accidents or motor vehicle collisions (MVC’s). So, let’s chat about why and how this happens in a “typical” MVC.  You are stopped at a red light, patiently waiting for the light to turn green and suddenly, you hear the screech of tires followed…

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How to Improve Your Odds of Crash Survival

You might ask, what does this headline have to do with chiropractic?  It’s often said case management or patient care is much more than just what we do to our patients (such as in chiropractic, applying a spinal adjustment). The patient education portion of our care plan can frequently make or break a successful outcome…

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“The Only Proven Effective Treatment” for Chronic Whiplash?

You may have wondered, “If I get hurt in a car accident, who should I go to for treatment of my whiplash problem?”  This can be quite a challenge as you have many choices available in the healthcare system ranging from drug-related approaches from anti-inflammatory over-the-counter types all the way to potentially addicting narcotic medications. …

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Whiplash – What Can I Do To Help?

Whiplash occurs when the neck is suddenly and forcefully jerked, and is typically associated with car crashes.  The speed at which the neck is forced upon impact is faster than we can contract our muscles in attempt to stop the forceful movement.  This results in muscle, tendon, and/or ligament over-stretching, even tearing.  Symptoms include stiff…

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Whiplash – Can This Affect My Memory?

“Doctor, is it normal for people after a whiplash injury to notice problems with memory. I can’t seem to remember things I just recently did since my car accident?” This is a common complaint occurring as a result of a whiplash injury, but it’s not commonly known, leaving those who are suffering wondering, “…what’s wrong…

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Whiplash – Cell Phones & Other Driving Distractions!

Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, usually caused by a motor vehicle collision (MVC) but it can also occur in sports and from slip and fall injuries. The combination of the weight of the head (approximately 15 pounds) and the length and strength of the neck predisposes the neck to be…

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