Chiropractic and Whiplash

Chiropractors are the main providers of care for persons suffering from whiplash. Auto insurance policies provide coverage for injuries from auto accidents including whiplash. Most whiplash injuries primarily involve the spine and Chiropractors are known for their focus on the spine.
Whiplash injury often produces a condition known as spinal splinting. Splinting is a loss of motion of the spine due to injury and pain in the joints of the spine. Splinting causes fixations in the joints of the spine and causes additional stress on the spine. Chiropractic adjustments reduce spinal fixations and splinting and relieves stress on injured joints trying to heal.
Prolonged joint fixation may often result in degeneration of joints or the condition known as osteoarthritis or spondylosis. One study in dogs showed irreversable changes to the joints after only two months of splinting.

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