Whiplash Auto Accident Treatment at Health First Chiropractic Marysville
Many of us have seen depictions of TV or movie characters wearing cervical collars to indicate that they have whiplash. But this acute injury syndrome involved more than such a simple device can hope to address. The violent motions that cause whiplash subject the cervical spine to extraordinary forces that can dislodge vertebrae and create all kinds of neurological issues. If you're suffering from this problem, you need a whiplash doctor who truly understands how to care for the cervical spine. In other words, you need the whiplash auto accident treatment we offer at Health First Chiropractic Marysville.
Whiplash and the Cervical Spine
The lash of a whip can be lightning-fast, just as the whip-like motion your neck and head undergo an auto accident or other serious collision. The car itself doesn't have to be moving at more than a few miles an hour to set the stage of whiplash; when a vehicle that massive is brought to a sudden stop, it can transmit enormous force to its occupants at practically any speed. While your body is (hopefully) held in place by a three-point safety belt, your head is free to fly backward and forward. It does this with enough force to create hyperextension and hyperflexion of the neck, pushing the cervical structures beyond their normal range of motion.
Whiplash is a serious situation that can leave you with devastating symptoms. These symptoms may include:
- Neck pain
- Inability to turn your head
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Memory or cognitive problems
- Shoulder pain
- Tingling, numbness or pain sensations in the hands and arms
How can a neck injury cause so many widely-varied symptoms? The force on the cervical spine can dislodge vertebrae to the extent that you actually lose your neck's normal curve. This misalignment, which is sometimes accompanied by herniated discs, can pinch major cervical nerve roots or even the cervical spinal cord itself, producing neurological problems.
Safe, Effective Treatment From Our Whiplash Chiropractor
Since whiplash targets such a delicate and important area of the body -- especially the spine's two topmost vertebrae, which are particularly prone to instability -- it's critical that you get expert evaluation and treatment for this injury syndrome and its associated damage. Our whiplash chiropractor, Dr. Clarke, can administer X-rays and analyze your symptoms to spot the exact points where your cervical spine has been injured. He can then use a specialized chiropractic method called the Blair upper cervical technique to bring the upper cervical spinal column back into its proper position. These corrections release trapped nerve tissue, relieving neurological problems, while also re-balancing the head on the neck to take the strain off of the neck muscles.
Schedule Your Whiplash Auto Accident Chiropractic Treatment Today!
Our whiplash doctor is ready to help you get over your traumatic injury the safe, natural, non-surgical way. Contact Health first Chiropractic Marysville for whiplash auto accident chiropractic treatment!