Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are an unfortunately common occurrence on our roadways. Many MVAs result in neuromusculoskeletal symptoms, including whiplash, headache, neurological symptoms (radiculopathy, numbness, tingling, and/or weakness), and low back pain. Of these, whiplash is by and far the most common - and often under treated - condition occurring after a car accident. Here are 7 quick facts on whiplash from a North Vancouver Chiropractor’s perspective.
1) 45% of people with chronic neck pain attribute it to a previous motor vehicle accident.