Did you know that the after effects of a whiplash injury can take days, weeks, or even months to manifest? In addition to neck damage, pain, numbness, tingling in the hands and arms, and onset of headaches are also very common symptoms.

Your body naturally tries to adapt to the trauma, but when its capacity to adapt becomes exhausted, your symptoms become exacerbated. At that point a cervical collar won’t restore your natural forward spinal curve, muscle relaxers won’t repair the torn muscles, and pain killers won’t heal inflamed ligaments and tendons.

So even if your car has suffered minimal damage, you may not have. To help restore proper motion and position of individual spinal bones, be smart: think ahead, and get an immediate chiropractic examination before spinal instability and scar tissue sets in.