Whiplash is a type of neck injury that occurs when the head is suddenly and forcefully thrown back and forth, such as in a car accident. This sudden movement can cause strain or damage to the muscles, ligaments, and other structures in the neck. Symptoms of whiplash may include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, and pain in the shoulders or arms.
Chiropractic care may be helpful in relieving the symptoms of whiplash by addressing any underlying problems with the spine and neck. Chiropractors use spinal manipulations to adjust misaligned joints, which can help to relieve muscle tension and improve overall function of the neck. They may also suggest other treatments, such as ice or heat therapy, to help reduce swelling and pain.