Car accidents are always a traumatic event to go through. Sometimes a person might think that just because the impact wasn’t too bad and they don’t need to go to the hospital means that everything is fine. There’s more to think of than just your car, the body undergoes injury as well. Whiplash happens on impact, and it causes the head to extend back and then whip forward, putting a lot of stress and strain on the neck. Typically, the neck is what is most affected by whiplash. Think of the head like a bowling ball on a flexible pole (the neck). When the force hits the pole, it can’t control what the ball does. The muscles, ligaments, and discs become damaged, which leads to swelling and nerve pressure. Swelling takes 24-72 hours to develop, which is why many people think they have no injury immediately after the accident. Chiropractic is an ideal approach to managing whiplash because it restores proper position of the vertebrae which relieves stress and strain on the muscle and ligaments, as well as removing nerve interference.