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Whiplash, What is It?

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 24, 2019

Good morning, my name is Dr. Alex Hernandez, here at Life Chiropractic and Acupuncture. Today we are going to talk about Whiplash. Many people have heard of whiplash and it commonly occurs in car accidents and sports injuries.

Let's talk about what whiplash is exactly. With whiplash the head can snap forward or backwards and in the process there are injuries. You can tear muscles, ligaments or injure the spinal cord or nerves. Everything happens quickly with whiplash.

In a car accident that happens at 9.5 mph, a lot of injury can occur even when not a lot happens to the car. At Life Chiropractic and Acupuncture this is what we do for this:

  • we do a proper analysis
  • we do a proper examination
  • we find out how much whiplash you have received

If you are suffering from whiplash, call my office at Life Chiropractic and Acupuncture.


What is Whiplash?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 14, 2019

Good morning, my name is Dr. Alex Hernandez, Chiropractor here at Life Chiropractic and Acupuncture. Today we are going to talk about . Most people understand whiplash from car accidents when we get rear-ended or hit from the side or front.

In a whiplash accident our head gets whipped very violently. So you get injuries to the muscles and tendons in the neck and you can injure the nerves in that area. When the head whips forward, you can also get injuries in the spine and depending on how violently your head whips forward you can also cause injury to the ligaments in the spine.

Many experience "whiplash headaches" because of the injury to the brain. This is called Mild-traumatic brain injury" which can cause headaches or concussion. In a car accident everything happens in less than a second. But we can show you what occurs in the neck. You have a bundle of nerves on the right and left side of hte neck that can be injured. When they are injured this can cause pain, numbness or tingling even down your sides.

So if you have been in a car accident or have suffered a sports injury that has caused whiplash it is important that you are seen.

For more information, contact me at Life Chiropractic and Acupuncture.