Chiropractic Beneficial for Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash injury often results in joint and ligament injury in the neck and back, which is why chiropractic can be an effective treatment method.

Over the years, a number of scientific studies have been done on the benefits of chiropractic for whiplash injuries, and we’ve provided reviews of those articles below.

Chiropractic “Only Proven Effective Treatment” for Whiplash

93% of Whiplash Patients Improve With Chiropractic

Neck Pain, Proprioception and Chiropractic

Chiropractic Treatment of Whiplash

Chiropractic Improves Cervical Spine Curve

Are Medications Effective for Back Pain?

Chiropractic Adjustments Versus Muscle Relaxants for Subacute Low Back Pain

Muscle Relaxants Ineffective for Acute Low Back Pain

Chiropractic or Exercise?

Chiropractic Versus Active Exercise for Low Back Pain

Stay-Active Care Versus Manual Therapy + Stay-Active Care

Back Pain, Children and Backpacks

Neck and Back Pain in Schoolchildren: The Role of Backpacks

Whiplash Symptoms

Injury to the body is caused when one part of the body moves too quickly in relation to another part of the body. In whiplash, the head and torso are moving in different directions, resulting in damage to the tissues of the neck.

The neck is a very complex structure, though, and there are many important nerves and blood vessels that travel through the neck to other parts of the body. Damage to these tissues can cause a complex set of symptoms that can be difficult to diagnose. In addition, other parts of the body—such as the shoulder and lower back—can be subjected to dramatic forces, as well. This can result in pain in different parts of the body.

We’ve created an entire library of articles and videos that you can use to understand how you were injured and why you have the pain that you do. Just click on the links below to view a particular symptom.

Arm and Shoulder Pain

Brain Injury

Dizziness, Vertigo, Proprioception, and Auditory Problems

Headaches and Migraines

Low Back Pain

Neck Pain

Nerve Injury

Psychological Symptoms

Radicular Pain

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

TMJ or Jaw Pain

Visual Symptoms

Anatomy of Injury

Over the last 20 years, hundreds of scientific studies have been conducted on the biomechanics of whiplash injuries. We’ve reviewed all of these, and have summarized the most important studies here for your review.


93% of Whiplash Patients Improve With Chiropractic

Aggressive Behavior After Head Injury

Analysis of Real World Car Crashes

A Tale of Two Crashes

Auto Injury Weakens the Neck

Biomechanics of TMJ Injury from Whiplash

Brain Injury or Chronic Pain: The Importance of Diagnosis

Can Accident Reconstructionists Accurately Determine G Forces After A Collision?

Can Accident Reconstructionists Accurately Determine G Forces After a Crash?

Cervical Spine Injury Mechanism of Whiplash

Cervical Spine MRI

Cervical Spine Radiography and Trauma

Chaos Theory, Whiplash, and the Role of ΔV

Chiropractic “Effective Treatment” of Whiplash

Chiropractic Treatment of Whiplash

Does No Vehicle Damage Mean No Injury?

Human Factors and Whiplash

Injuries From Side Impact Collisions

Injury Threshold of Rear-End Collisions

Ligament Damage After Car Crashes

Ligament Stretching During Whiplash Movement

Low-Impact Crashes Can Lead to Long-Term Pain

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Reversible Neuropsychological Deficits

Misconceptions about Brain Injury and Implications for Treatment and Litigation

Motion MRI’s: A new tool for identifying whiplash damage

Muscle Injury After Whiplash

Neck Ligaments Are Weakened After Auto Collisions

Nerve Injury After Auto Accidents

No Vehicle Damage = No Injury. Right? Wrong.

Objective Evidence of Nerve and Muscle Changes after Whiplash Injury

Olfactory Function After Mild Brain Injury

Phases of a Whiplash Injury

Predicting Disability After Whiplash

Recovery Time from Ligament Injury

Seating Position and Gender as Risk Factors for Whiplash Injury

Setting the Whiplash Record Straight

Shoulder Injuries after Whiplash

Similarities Between Whiplash and Brain Injury

The Problems with the Quebec Task Force on Whiplash

TMJ and Neck Pain

TMJ, Whiplash and Lithuania

Vertebral Artery Stretching during Whiplash

Whiplash and Methylprednisolone

Whiplash Biomechanics

Whiplash Pain May Affect Structure of the Brain

Whiplash, Referred Pain and the Central Nervous System

Whiplash: Social and Crash Factors

Whiplash: The Neck and the Brain

Risk Factors of Whiplash

Automobile collisions are complex events, and during a crash one person can be injured while another — in the same car, even — may be symptom-free.

What are the risk factors for developing chronic pain from a car crash? In this section, we’ve reviewed some of the most important studies that examine the role of gender, head position, and other factors that can increase the chance of being injured in a crash.


Factors Determining Chronic Whiplash Pain

Human Factors and Whiplash

Predicting Symptoms From Low Speed Collisions

Risk Factors for Developing Chronic Pain After Whiplash

Risk Factors for Whiplash – Crash and Occupant Factors

Seating Position and Gender as Risk Factors for Whiplash Injury

Study Shows Connection Between Neck Pain, Arm Position

Turned Head Increases Risk of Neck Injury During Collision

Low Speed Collisions

Low Speed Collisions