Accidents happen. If you have been involved in a car accident it is important to see a chiropractor as soon as possible. Many times people don't seek care after an accident because they don’t feel an injury right away. Symptoms can often be delayed and may cause greater problems down the road when damage from the injury has become permanent.
Whiplash is caused by an abrupt backward and/or forward jerking motion of the head which causes damage to the soft tissue, muscles and ligaments in the neck and upper back area. Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries. Just because you don’t feel pain and discomfort immediately does not mean that there is no injury.