What is Whiplash?

By on October 29, 2014

Whiplash — or “whiplash associated disorders” (WAD) — is a relatively common injury usually linked with a motor vehicle collision (MVC) during which the head is whipped forwards and backwards (when rear-ended) or sideways (if T-boned). Let’s look at some facts: 1) WAD is often ignored or mistreated due to a lack of understanding about the condition; 2) WAD often occurs as a result of a rear-end collision while stationary, such as stopped at a red light; 3) Early mobilization, manipulation, and exercise can lead to a more rapid, complete recovery vs. prolonged rest or immobilization or the use of…

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