An Individual Who Sustains Injuries During An Automobile Accident Should Seek Medical Attention
Neck Injuries, Whiplash and Cervical Misalignment
It is not uncommon for an individual to sustain a neck injury during a motor vehicle accident. Many times, this injury occurs when there is an unexpected, abrupt movement that causes the head and neck to be violently forced beyond their normal limits. When whiplash occurs, the muscles in the neck aggressively snap the head forward and then a natural reflex propels the head backwards. This action causes several structures of the neck to become injured: These structures frequently include joints, ligaments and muscles.
Symptoms of Cervical Misalignment
Individuals who have a cervical misalignment usually experience pain in the shoulders, a tingling sensation in the hands, a stiff neck, headaches, dizziness and neck pain. Many times, a cervical…