Car accident injuries can be devastating. One type of injury in particular–whiplash–plagues car accident victims in Henderson and Las Vegas. If you’re involved in a car accident, knowing the symptoms of whiplash and what chiropractic care can do for you can help you get back on your feet. At Anthem Chiropractic, we work hard to educate our patients about whiplash, so they can recognize the symptoms and know what to do in the event of an auto accident.

Why Do Car Accidents Cause Whiplash?

Whiplash, also known as neck strain, is an injury that can occur when the head jerks suddenly and unexpectedly. This is a frequent occurrence in car accidents, and may be most problematic for people who are in vehicles hit from behind.

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Whiplash Symptoms Can Be Difficult to Recognize

Whiplash symptoms can seem unconnected to the car accident, and many people who suffer from whiplash don’t realize at first that they’ve been injured. Symptoms of whiplash may not appear for hours or days after the incident. Some of the more obvious symptoms of whiplash include:

In addition to these problems, a person suffering from whiplash may experience a variety of other symptoms, including:

  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty focusing or remembering things
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Irritability

Many of the above symptoms can be traced back to injury in the spine and the development of subluxations as a result of the auto accident.