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Accident Injury

What do a chiropractor and whiplash have in common? Well, a chiropractor is a healthcare professional that treats neuromusculoskeletal injuries with spinal adjustments. The neuromusculoskeletal system consists of ligaments, tendons, bones, muscles, and nerves. Whiplash is a common car accident injury that occurs when the head is suddenly forced back and forth. This occurs when a car suddenly accelerates or decelerates.

Whiplash can injure ligaments, tendons, bones, muscles, and nerves in the neck and upper back. This means that whiplash is a neuromusculoskeletal injury. With this being stated, the best healthcare professional to treat whiplash injuries is a chiropractor. Whiplash affects everyone differently.

Some factors that contribute to whiplash injuries are gender, age, height, BMI, and prior neck injuries. For this reason, the chiropractor first has to take a detailed history of the patient. They will then ask specific questions about the car accident. Next, a thorough spinal examination is performed. The chiropractor may order x-rays or an MRI to further assess whiplash related injuries. Finally, an individualized treatment plan is developed for the patient.



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