Whiplash is a neck injury that can occur after the neck has experienced a sudden and forceful back-and-forth motion (like the cracking of a whip). The motion causes muscles and ligaments in the neck to stretch or tear, and can cause parts of the spine to move out of alignment. It is often the result of a car accident, but can also happen during a sports injury or other trauma.
Whiplash can have both short- and long-term effects. The most common symptoms are:
Sometimes, people also experience:
Dr. Nuzzi helps relieve the pain and heal the injury for patients who have experienced whiplash. She begins with an examination of the entire spine. Based on findings from the examination and the patient’s specific needs, Dr. Nuzzi develops a treatment plan using one or more of the following treatment techniques:
The goal of any chiropractic treatment plan is to alleviate pain and bring the body back into alignment to regain full range of motion. Treating whiplash with chiropractic care can help ensure that current symptoms do not evolve into chronic pain. Dr. Nuzzi is experienced in helping whiplash patients return to their natural state and find relief after what can be a traumatizing experience.
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