Can a chiropractor treat whiplash?

If caught early enough, inflammation and scar tissue can be minimized, leading to faster and fuller recovery. Whiplash is usually caused by collisions during auto accidents, sports, slips and falls. When the head is suddenly jerked back and forth it can cause muscles and ligaments to be torn or stretched. Spinal discs can bulge, tear or rupture. Vertebrae forced out of their normal position have reduced range of motion.