Motor vehicle accidents are, unfortunately, commonplace in today’s society. Their effect on health is devastating and many whiplash sufferers are told that their symptoms are “all in their head”. Acceleration/deceleration injuries to the bones of the neck damage the supporting soft tissue(ligaments, muscles, joint capsule) which leads to many symptoms. According to medicinenet.com the following symptoms are commonplace following whiplash trauma:
Neck pain and stiffness, headache, shoulder pain and stiffness, dizziness, fatigue, jaw pain (temporomandibular joint symptoms), arm pain, arm weakness, visual disturbances, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and back pain. In a more severe and chronic case of “whiplash associated disorder” symptoms may include:depression,anger,frustration,anxiety,stress,drug dependency,post-traumatic stress syndrome,sleep disturbance(insomnia). Patient’s with whiplash injuries may enter into litigation and social isolation may occur as a result of their symptoms.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is a unique form of chiropractic that specifically addresses misalignments in the upper neck region. Whiplash trauma damages the ligamentous, soft tissue, and muscles which support the position on the neck vertebrae and can predispose an individual to health problems afterwards. Once there is weakness to the upper neck it results in neurological insult to the spinal cord, cranial nerves, and spinal nerves which can lead to the symptom picture that is common place with whiplash trauma. The Upper Cervical Doctor specializes in locating these areas of bony misalignment through objective neurological tests. Once interference is located precise x-rays are taken to ascertain the exact direction of misalignment and then a precise, light , correction is made to restore normal joint relationships and motion. Over time by addressing these injuries and restoring normal joint motion the nerve system will function better, the surrounding soft tissue damage will repair,and the individual will regain their health.
The following video is a patient who underwent Upper Cervical Care following a whiplash accident in Los Angeles. Her story is not unique. Many people suffer for years following motor vehicle accidents. Fortunately the Blair Upper Cervical procedure has been helping people for years who have exhausted all other options of care without results. If you know someone who is suffering we urge you to have them consult a specific upper cervical chiropractor who is trained in correcting problems that result from whiplash trauma. If you live In Los Angeles you can receive a complimentary consultation in our office by clicking on this link: www.uppercervicalcare.schedapple.com .
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