Whiplash Injuries most commonly occur after a car accident, but can occur from sports injury and falls as well. As the head and neck move forward and back, injuries can occur to the joints, nerves, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and intervertebral discs. Conditions such as headaches, pinched nerves, herniated discs, muscle spasm, sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome and other joint problems in the knee, hips, and shoulders are not uncommon. These injuries are most often rehabilitated by chiropractors, who can mobilize or manipulate the spine facet joints to improve function and decrease pain, and recommend exercises to strengthen injured joints and discs. Traction or spinal disc decompression is often recommended as a nonsurgical method to reduce disc problems.