Whiplash and Pain in the Neck Chiropractic Treatment Options

Whiplash and Chiropractic Treatment

Many things may be considered a pain in the neck, but few thing considered a pain in the neck cause as much trouble as whiplash injury symptoms and whiplash pain. Some things are partially expected to cause trouble like getting older, developing osteoarthritis, stenosis, degenerative discs and many of the things we do to ourselves in our daily lives, like gain too much weight, bend funny, do repetitive actions at work or with hobbies or chores. But if you ever get in a rear end collision where you are the person getting hit, you might find life as you knew it is now over.

Soft tissue injuries, like whiplash are not so well understood in the general medical community so symptoms get misdiagnosed, under or mistreated and many of the injured go without proper treatment for way too long. Since you are reading this, we hope you are not going to be one of those unfortunate people.

Whiplash and Pain in the Neck from Getting Older

Degenerative issues like spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and degenerative disc diseases seriously affect your neck and back.

Osteoarthritis, an all too common joint issue, causes advanced deterioration of your cartilage. Your body reacts by forming bone spurs affecting your joint motion.

Spinal stenosis could cause the lesser nerve passageways in your vertebrae to narrow, compressing and trapping nerve roots. Stenosis might cause shoulder, arm, and neck pain, as well as tingling or numbness, when your nerves are unable to function normally.

Degenerative disc disease may cause reduction in your elasticity and height of intervertebral discs. Eventually, you may have your disc bulge or herniate, causing tingling, numbness, and pain that can run down your arm.

Whiplash and Pain in the Neck from Daily Life Choices

Poor posture, weak abdominal muscles and obesity, frequently disrupt your spinal balance, which causes your neck to bend forward in response, hence your pain in the neck. Stress or emotional strain may cause your muscles to tense up or contract, which can result in your pain in the neck and even more pain or stiffness. Postural stress may add to your chronic neck pain with neck pain symptoms running across your upper back and down your arms.

Chiropractic Neck Adjustments for your Whiplash and Pain in the Neck

A chiropractic neck adjustment or cervical manipulation, is a specific procedure applied to your joints of your neck, normally by hand. A chiropractic neck adjustment works to improve your mobility of your spine and to restore range of motion; it may also increase movement of your adjoining muscles. You will typically notice an improved ability to turn and tilt your head, and a reduction of your pain, discomfort, and stiffness.

Naturally, Dr. Cohen will develop your treatment program which might consist of different types of treatments, contingent on your particular whiplash injury needs. Additionally, manipulation in your treatment plan might also include therapeutic massage, mobilization, or rehabilitative exercises done in the office and at home, or other options.

 

 

Whiplash and Chiropractic Treatment.