When you have whiplash and are looking for treatment, chiropractic care may not be the first thing that comes to mind — but we think it should be. Bakersfield chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat whiplash. Chiropractic care can help you get back in the action sooner, relieve your pain, and help your body heal properly. In today’s blog from Core Chiropractic + Wellness, we discuss what whiplash is and how victims of whiplash can benefit from Bakersfield chiropractic services! 


If you are left with whiplash or another personal injury after an automobile accident, contact our team at Core Chiropractic + Wellness. We are happy to work with your attorneys to help you recover as soon and as completely as possible.

What is Whiplash

To help you understand how Bakersfield chiropractic can help with a personal injury like whiplash, we first have to define what whiplash is. Whiplash is a type of personal injury that affects your neck and back. It happens when your head and neck are forced one direction and then quickly back the opposite direction — much like the motion a whip makes, hence the name “whiplash.” The most common cause of a personal injury like whiplash is from being rear-ended in an automobile accident. The force from your car being struck from behind in the initial impact launches your head and neck backward. Then, the force from suddenly stopping by striking another car or your tires gripping the pavement thrusts your head forward again. This can result in extremely tight muscles, neck pain, and spinal/vertebra misalignment. Other common symptoms of whiplash include:


  • Neck Pain
  • Stiffness in the Neck
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Numbness in the Extremities (Arms, Legs, Hands, Feet, Fingers, Toes, etc.)
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Decreased Range of Motion


If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, regardless if they are from a personal injury situation or not, Bakersfield chiropractic can help. Reach out to Core Chiropractic + Wellness today to schedule your first appointment.

How Chiropractic Can Help

Many of the symptoms and difficulties that come with whiplash stem from stiff muscles, spinal misalignment, and vertebra misalignment. Bakersfield chiropractic services can quickly, naturally, and effectively treat all three of these root causes. Nearly all of the symptoms and problems associated with whiplash come from those three root causes. This means that seeing a chiropractor can help you with the side effects of these factors like intense headaches and neck pain. In many cases, whiplash symptoms can be significantly reduced if not completely eliminated. To learn more about how Bakersfield chiropractic can help you with personal injury situations like whiplash, contact us at Core Chiropractic + Wellness today.


Additional ways that your chiropractor can help you with whiplash include:

Faster Recovery

In mild cases of whiplash, symptoms can go away on their own after a period of time. In more severe cases, whiplash symptoms may not go away on their own at all. When you work with a chiropractor, your mild whiplash symptoms can be taken care of much quicker than they would on their own. And, in cases of more severe whiplash, chiropractic services may be the only way to relieve the pain.

We Work With Your Attorneys

While we can’t speak for other chiropractors, at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield we work closely with personal injury attorneys on a regular basis. We work with your attorneys to get you the care you need. This way you don’t needlessly suffer for a personal injury you may not even be responsible for.

Pain Relief

Because our Bakersfield chiropractic services help properly realign your spine and relax tensed-up muscles, our clients often experience substantial pain relief. When your spine is misaligned, you may be putting more stress and pressure on parts of your body that aren’t mean to carry that kind of load. This can lead to unexpected aches and pains. Additionally, when your muscles stay tense and tight after a personal injury like whiplash, it can lead to fatigue, headaches, and other pains throughout the body. Chiropractic services treat these problems at their core for natural and effective pain relief.

Specific Whiplash Training

One of our main chiropractors at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield, Dr. Berry, actually holds specific accreditation from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. This advanced training is in whiplash and brain injury traumatology arising from motor vehicle accidents. This makes Dr. Berry uniquely qualified to treat whiplash through Bakersfield chiropractic methods. Want to learn more about how Dr. Berry can help you? Contact us at Core Chiropractic + Wellness today.

Heal Properly

If your spine or vertebra become misaligned in a personal injury accident like whiplash, it needs to be treated as soon as possible. If your misalignment is left unchecked, it may not heal properly and can create other problems and pains for you down the road. The best course of action is to see a chiropractor as soon as you can after an auto accident and have them set you back proper and relax your muscles to help you heal properly the first time around and avoid more pain.

Bakersfield Chiropractic

We hope that today’s blog post was a helpful resource to help you understand what whiplash is and how our Bakersfield chiropractic services can help. If you or someone you love has been involved in a motor vehicle accident recently, be sure to schedule your personal injury chiropractic appointment with Core Chiropractic + Wellness sooner rather than later! It can save you tons of headaches down the road — literally!