The Second Law of Motion states that if an unbalanced force acts on a body, that body will experience acceleration (or deceleration), that is, a change of speed. At impact, our body braces itself, reducing normal range of motion. However, the force of impact, as described by Newton, flexes and extends the neck beyond its normal range, thus injuring tissue and causing acute and eventual chronic symptoms: whiplash.
About This Condition
Car Accidents & Whiplash
Steps to Follow After You Experience a Car Accident
1) Ice as quickly as possible for 10-15 min/hr, 3-4 times per day if possible
2) If it is recommended by medical professionals on scene, please get an x-ray
3) Call your Chiropractic Neurologist and begin therapy as soon as possible
Symptoms of Whiplash
How We Can Help
The team of Functional Neurologists at Integrated Brain Centers are experts in helping patients of all ages suffering from concussion and brain injuries.