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Whiplash injuries result in arthritis of the neck

Posted Aug 20 2010 4:43am

As far back as 1964, it was known that whiplash will cause arthritis in the neck. In fact, degenerative changes in the neck will occur 2-4 times more frequently in people that have had whiplash.  And since the nerves that exit the neck travel to all parts of the body, nerve irritation from arthritis can cause all kinds of organic (organ) problems.

In order to minimize the damage that a whiplash injury has to the neck, a chiropractic evaluation, including an x-ray and treatment is critically important. Degenerative changes can begin to happen quickly and the sooner the abnormalities are address, the healthier the spine will be. Visit our website at www.southingtonchiropractor.com for more information.


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