Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered by people who get into car accidents.
Television shows and movies frequently depict sufferers of whiplash as cons or exaggerators seeking to connect with money. Almost anyone who frequently watches television or movies can think of at least one scene in which an alleged victim whips off their neck brace to reveal that they are not truly injured.
Despite this very flippant treatment in the media, whiplash remains a serious and common injury that affects tens of thousands across the United States every year. Anyone who has suffered a motor vehicle accident could potentially develop whiplash as a result.
Those that have been injured should not let media depictions of whiplash dictate how they respond to their injuries. Medical care, including physical therapy and even ongoing chiropractic care, could help improve the daily lives of those with whiplash.