Did you know that the effects of a whiplash injury can take days, weeks, or even months to show up? 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 brace 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 suffered minimal damage, you may not have. To help restore proper motion and position of individual spinal bones, get an immediate chiropractic examination before spinal instability and scar tissue sets in.