According to the American Chiropractic Association, one of the most common causes of neck pain is whiplash resulting from a car accident. A sudden forced movement of the head or neck in any direction and the resulting “rebound” in the opposite direction is known as whiplash. The sudden “whipping” motion injures the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head. Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue, which can result in pain and stiffness. Severe whiplash can also be associated with injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots.
Dr. Bailey was certified as a Whiplash Impairment Evaluator in 1997 and has cared for over 1500 auto accident cases. In a study of 5,000 cases as published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neurology,(Vol. 23, pgs., 179-182, 1987) researchers Vall and Karnagham concluded that 25% develop some type of chronic disability.