Whiplash - How Does It Happen ?
Let me ask you this, HOW did you suffer your whiplash ?
"I was in a car accident !"
No, I mean do you understand HOW a whiplash injury occurs? If not you should really find out. Because understanding the HOW of your whiplash injury - is the first step to dealing with it.
An excellent resource for understanding your whiplash injury is Dr. Mark Frobb's book, "Surviving Whiplash".
According to Dr. Frobb, a whiplash injury has two separate phases:
"Phase 1: forward acceleration of the torso and shoulders with a delayed forward accelerating of the head and neck".
In phase one your head is whipped back rapidly and the muscles of your neck are stretched backwards without warning.
" Phase 2: the resulting whip of the head and neck as it follows the intial forward movement of the torso and shoulders."
In phase two your head and neck are thrust forward in a "whip-like" fashion. Here the muscles of the neck and back are stretched forward quite rapidly.
The underlying issues here are the speed of the two distinct movements and the rapid change in direction.
In order to get a better understanding of the whiplash injury which you suffered in your Vancouver car accident. I'd highly recommend getting a copy of Dr. Mark Frobb's book.
You can order it online at www.SurvivingWhiplash.com
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