One of the most common conditions following a car accident is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are abruptly thrown forward and backward. This results in damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back. Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don’t assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain. A thorough chiropractic exam and treatment plan should be performed to ensure proper alignment and to avoid any long term effects if possible.