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					                                Whiplash
                                                   Definition
                                An injury to the soft tissues of the neck that occurs from a
                                sudden jerking or “whipping” of the head. This type of
    SYMPTOMS:                   motion strains the muscles and the ligaments of the neck
                                beyond their normal range of motion. Whiplash often
   OFTEN, YOU FEEL PAIN AND
                                occurs when a vehicle stops suddenly in a car crash or is
  STIFFNESS IN YOUR NECK FOR    struck from behind. Either of these two actions causes
THE FIRST FEW DAYS FOLLOWING    things in the vehicle to be thrown forward – including
A WHIPLASH INJURY. THEN, YOU    passengers. A seat belt will keep a person’s body from being
FEEL BETTER, BUT THE PAIN AND   thrown forward, but the head may snap forward, then
   STIFFNESS MAY COME BACK
   SEVERAL DAYS LATER. THE
                                backward, causing a whiplash injury in the neck. In
  DISCOMFORT YOU FEEL MAY       addition to car accidents, whiplash can be caused by roller
INVOLVE SURROUNDING MUSCLE      coasters and other amusement park rides, sports injuries, or
 GROUPS IN YOUR HEAD, CHEST,    being punched or shaken. (Whiplash is one of the hallmarks
     SHOULDERS, AND ARMS.       of shaken baby syndrome).
 NECK PAIN AND/OR STIFFNESS

       BLURRED VISION

   DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING

   IRRITABILITY & FATIGUE
                                                    TREATMENT
 DIZZINESS/PAIN BETWEEN THE
      SHOULDER BLADES
                                  Chiropractic care works on correcting
  PAIN IN THE ARMS OR LEGS,      complications and relieving pain associated with
       FEET AND HANDS
                                  whiplash injuries. To see if chiropractic may be
 NAUSEA, RINGING IN THE EARS     able to help you call (813) (788-3232) today for a
          VERTIGO
                                  complimentary consultation.

 NUMBNESS & TINGLING PAIN IN
      THE JAW OR FACE


                  Zephyrhills Chiropractic and Acupuncture
                         37310 State Road 54 West
                   Zephyrhills, FL. 33542 (813) 782-9564

				
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