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Does Whiplash Really Exist?


The term “Whiplash,” also known as Cervical Acceleration-Deceleration (CAD) syndrome, refers to a neck injury that commonly arises following a car crash, a traumatic fall, or a collision during contact sports. This injury is characterized by a swift and forceful back-and-forth movement of the neck, akin to the crack of a whip, occurring after a significant impact on the body.

Whiplash symptoms can emerge shortly after an injury or manifest days later. This abrupt motion has the potential to inflict damage on the muscles, ligaments, nerves, and bones within the neck region.

Typical symptoms encompass intense pain, neck instability, tingling or numbness that radiates into the arms or hands, difficulties with coordination or balance, and potential mental health ramifications such as heightened irritability, depression, sleep disturbances, reduced concentration, or notable behavioral shifts.

Chiropractic interventions designed to address whiplash injuries are tailored to the specific primary dysfunctions detected during examinations. These

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