Whiplash is a commonly used term to describe an injury that occurs during a rear end car accident. A rear end collision forces the body forward as the neck and head stay relatively stationary. The head and neck then "whip" forward to catch up to the forward movement of the body similar in movement to the crack of a whip. A whiplash can cause mild to severe injuries based on the forces involved. Chiropractic care is very helpful for whiplash injuries. Your chiropractor will take a full history and give a thorough examination of your "whiplash" and other injuries and complaints. He will develop an appropriate course of treatment including chiropractic care, diagnostic imaging, and referrals to other medical professionals as needed.