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Dr. Howard Austrager is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist treating people involved in auto accidents since 2000.
Many people will seek out chiropractic care in Framingham after having an auto injury. A common auto injury, whiplash, occurs when the head and neck are whipped from back to front, similar to how a whip is cracked. The majority of car accidents are rear-end collisions with whiplash being a common result. Whiplash can also occur from other kinds of trauma, accidents, abuse, and falls.
Many people in Framingham who have been involved in an accident don’t even realize they have received a whiplash injury until weeks or months later when the problem becomes persistent and leads to other issues. If your neck has been injured in an accident or other incident, this article will you to understand if you have a whiplash injury and how chiropractic care can help you to treat it.
Whiplash in Framingham
When the neck is whipped from back to front during a car accident, while playing contact sports such as football, or occasionally from an assault or other physical trauma, a number of things can happen to the spine and surrounding soft tissue. Whiplash describes the initial impact, but the results can include:
Disc bulges and herniation, Subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine), Injured bones in the spine, Irritated and damaged nerves, Pulled ligaments and muscles in the neck.