The most common injuries sustained in car accidents in West Palm Beach are to the neck and back. Of these, Whiplash is the most common. Whiplash occurs when force applied to your neck causes movement beyond the neck’s normal range of motion. Most cases of whiplash occur when involved in an accident where the car has been rear-ended.
Whiplash injuries affect the soft tissues of your neck (specifically ligaments, tendons, and muscles). It is important to ensure this is healed properly with less chance of future pain and dysfunction. Our West Palm Beach chiropractors have extensive experience in treating whiplash cases.
The speed of the cars involved in the accident or the amount of physical damage to the car may not relate to the intensity of neck injury; speeds as low as 15 miles per hour can produce enough energy to cause whiplash in occupants, whether or not they wear seat belts.