- Significant injury to the neck can occur even if there are no immediate symptoms.
- Significant injury to the neck can occur even if there is minimal or no vehicle damage.
- Significant injury to the neck can occur even if the accident occurred at low speeds.
- Proper seat headrest position can help minimize whiplash injury. A head restraint should be positioned at < 6cm below the top of the head or at least level with the top of the ears. The distance from the back of the head to the restraint should be as small as possible or < 6 cm from the back of the head.
- Upper Cervical Chiropractic care can help. The top two bones in the neck (C1, C2) are the most unstable in the spine, and therefore most prone to misalignment and injury when in a physical trauma such as a whiplash injury. Over 90% of whiplash patients under chiropractic care showed notable improvement over a 6 month period of care. Chiropractic treatment has been shown to be 5x more effective than Celebrex or Vioxx within 9 weeks of treatment. Chiropractic care has also been shown to have a 2x greater success rate than standard medical care, and a significantly higher success rate than Physical Therapy. Some measured markers include less work absences and less reliance on pain medications. Passive joint motion is superior to active exercise therapy.
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