Champion Chiropractic

Whiplash – MVA

Acceleration/deceleration syndrome, otherwise known as whiplash, is an injury to the soft tissues when the part of the body undergoes motion in one direction, then immediately undergoes motion in the opposite direction. The structures involved are not able to withstand the amount of force exerted on them and trauma occurs. The neck in an auto accident is primarily injured this way. Scar tissue is deposited in the region and can lead to a long period of time where the neck does not move properly and headaches, nerve irritation, and pain is created. There are varying degrees of whiplash and various means of creating whiplash such as auto accidents, slips, falls etc. Using techniques such as Active Release Techniques® and Graston Technique® it is possible to restore proper motion and function of the soft tissue and heal quickly.