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Many people have suffered as a result of Auto Accidents. A very common type of injury that can occur as a result of an auto accident is a condition known as Whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the
neck is jolted back and forth during the accident. Initially the head
and neck will be thrown towards the side of impact, and as the crash
comes to an end the head and neck will rebound and be thrown back to the
This "jarring" of the neck can cause tearing of the supporting muscles
and ligaments and can cause the joints of the neck to become injured,
and "locked" into the painful position.
The majority of auto accidents produce a range of mild to moderately severe degrees of Whiplash. Individuals with whiplash can have neck pain, headaches, numbness or pain the travels into the arms and/or fingers, dizziness, stiffness, and soreness.
Fortunately for patients, chiropractic physicians, like Dr. Johnson, are well-versed in the treatment of whiplash injuries, and provide treatment for Auto Accident Injuries in our Columbia, MO Clinic.