How can chiropractic help whiplash injuries?
Vero Beach, Fl. As stated in the first installment of this series on whiplash, the ligament that surrounds the front and back of the spine can develop micro tears when you are in a car accident. This allows an excess of motion in those injured areas called translational instabilities. At these areas where the tears happen, the body will try to heal those areas with scar tissue. As we know, scar tissue is thick and harder than normal tissue. This can decrease the range of motion at those vertebral segments. Chiropractic adjustments allow the body to heal these areas while keeping the tissue more supple and soft. This allows for a greater range of motion after healed. We all still want to be able to turn our heads and look behind us when backing out of parking space. This increase in range of motion can also help decrease the chance for degenerative change at these areas as we talked about in our second installment in this series. Check back next week for more tips! Dr. Thomas Harmody is a chiropractor at Vero Walk-In Chiropractic.