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Motor Vehicle Accident and Whiplash Injuries

What to Know if You’ve Been in a Motor Vehicle Accident

  • If you have a stiff or sore neck or back after a motor vehicle accident (MVA), you may have sustained a spinal injury or a whiplash injury.
  • These injuries can have a serious impact on your health, leading to months or even years of chronic pain.
  • Symptoms may be delayed – these injuries may not be fully apparent for the first day or week following an accident.
  • Neck pain and back pain occurs when the force of a motor vehicle accident knocks or whips the musculoskeletal system out of proper alignment. For example, a whiplash injury may occur when the force of a rear-impact accident abruptly “whips” the cervical spine backwards and forwards. Not only does this abrupt movement knock the spine out of alignment, but it also strains the neck muscles, causing further stiffness, soreness and pain.

Motor Vehicle Accident Whiplash

Specialist Care for Whiplash Injuries

Injured in a motor vehicle accident? Schedule an appointment today.

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