Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash is essential. Whiplash injuries occur when the head and neck are whipped back and forth violently. Many of the tissues in the neck (muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints) can be damaged during the injury. It is important to be assessed after a whiplash injury, to determine if any injury of the spine has occurred. Most people associate whiplash, injuries with car accidents. Car accidents are a common cause, but whiplash can occur with any sudden movement of the head. Contact sports, falls, and amusement park rides are some other potential causes of whiplash.