Injuries sustained in an auto accident are very similar to injuries sustained in contact sports, and for this reason, the therapies used by our clinic are very effective in whiplash type injuries. That being said; not all whiplash injuries come from car accidents. Imagine a skier falling on a slalom course. That impact of the head strains specific tendons and ligaments of your cervical spine - which is the definition of a whiplash injury.
Symptoms of Whiplash Injuries that Minnesota Movement can help with:
TMJ - Temporal Mandibular Joint Pain
Disc Herniation/Bulging - Numbness or Tingling
Whiplash Injuries and Chiropractic Care - Excelsior Minnesota’s Sports Chiropractor
Injuries sustained can range from very serious to mild sprain/strain type injuries. Research has shown that even low-impact accidents (those under 10 miles per hour) can result in injuries to the neck, back, and shoulders as well as creating incorrect compensation patterns which lead to long term pain issues if left untreated. Usually, these injuries occur in the soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles, but in more serious cases the injuries can involve nerves or inter-vertebral discs. If you do have injuries from an auto accident, it is important to receive treatment from a provider who is going to evaluate and treat the joints as well as soft tissues, since “whiplash” usually involves multiple structures.