Chinook Rehab, located on Macleod Trail in SW Calgary, offers a variety of options for your whiplash treatment.

A Whiplash injury is due to the forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash most often occurs during a rear-end auto accident, but can also result from a sports accident, or other trauma.

Whiplash Treatment Calgary

Welcome to Chinook Rehab Centre's patient resource about Whiplash Treatment in Calgary.

Whiplash is defined as a sudden extension (backward movement of the neck) and flexion (forward movement of the neck) of the cervical spine. This type of trauma is also referred to as a cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD) injury. Rear-end or side-impact motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of whiplash with injury to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and discs of the cervical spine.

This guide will help you understand:

  • what parts make up the spine and neck
  • what causes this condition
  • how doctors diagnose this condition
  • what treatment options are available