Whiplash and Chiropractic:
Collisions that occur during sporting events,
slips, falls or automobile crashes can all have a damaging effect on your neck and
back. These types of collision-related injuries are often called a "whiplash".
The resulting instability of the spine and
soft tissues can contribute to headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the
shoulders, arms and hands, reduced ability to turn and bend, and low back problems.
As the body attempts to adapt, symptoms may not appear until weeks or even months
Whiplash is most commonly received from riding
in a car that is struck from behind or that collides with another object. When the
head is suddenly jerked back and forth beyond its normal limits, the muscles and
ligaments supporting the head and spine can stretched or torn. The soft, pulpy discs
between spinal bones can bulge, tear, or rupture. Vertebrae can be forced out of
their normal position, reducing range of motion.
The chiropractic approach to these types
of injuries is to use specific chiropractic adjustments to help normalize spinal
function. After a thorough case history and examination, the doctor
a series of visits to help restore proper motion and position of spinal bones.
If caught early enough, inflammation can be reduced and scar tissue can be minimized.
Consult with Dr. Patti before depending upon
addictive pain medication, enduring constant whiplash related headaches or submitting