Whiplash occurs when a sudden, jarring movement of the head is sustained backward, forward or even to the side.”
There are a variety of potential effects that happen after you have been involved in a motor vehicle incident, including blurred vision, neck pain, headaches, dizziness, shoulder pain, reduced range of motion, arm pain, neck stiffness, jaw pain and lower back pain.
Whiplash can happen at most any rate of speed (as slow as 4km/hr!).
Since whiplash destabilizes the spine, the pain can be just as severe in a slow-moving collision as it can in one with increased rates of speed.
It is very important to visit your Chiropractor as soon after a car accident as possible so that an accurate assessment can be made of any injuries, as well as to create a plan of action for your road to recovery.
Your auto insurance covers you for a minimum of 10 chiropractic treatments for minor injuries under the Alberta Diagnostic Treatment Protocols Regulation.