Car accidents leading to Whiplash Associated Disorders
The cause of injury in rear impact collisions is attributable to the abnormal movement of individual spinal segments. The impact forcing abnormal spinal movement can cause a shearing stress on join capsules while placing strain on the ligaments and muscles that assist our spine in support of our body.
Often responsive to treatment, these injuries are common occurrence on our highways, residential roads and even parking lots. Evidence has shown that speeds as low as 2.5mph may cause symptoms of pain. While no specific speed at the time of impact can determine a patient’s prognosis our specialists can effectively identify structural pain generators and treat them accordingly.
People who have developed neck pain acutely after a motor vehicle accident have been shown develop chronic neck pain at a rate nearly three times the normal population. Our goal is to prevent disability with astute medical attention, clear education and prompt care.