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Whiplash or WAD (whiplash associated disorders) refers to a neck injury where the normal range of motion is exceeded. This motion results in injury to the soft-tissues. There are many faces of whiplash, meaning the degree of injury can range from non to catastrophic depending on many factors; some of which are difficult or impossible to identify or calculate.
Investigations have shown that there are changes in the muscle and muscle function in the neck and shoulder regions in chronic WAD patients. Symptoms often include balance problems, as well as increased sensitivity to a variety of stimuli such as pressure, light vibration and temperature. The hypersensitivity not only occurs in the injured area, but also in areas away from the neck such as the front of the lower leg or the shin bone.
Studies have shown it’s best to avoid prolonged inactivity and cervical collars unless under a doctor’s orders. It’s also a good idea to gradually introduce exercises aimed at improving range of motion, postural endurance and motor control provided doing so keeps the patient within reasonable pain boundaries. Chiropractic manipulation restores movement in fixed or stuck joints in the back and neck and has been found to help significantly with neck pain and headaches, particularly for patients involved in motor vehicle collisions. We realize you have a choice in whom you consider for your health care provision and we sincerely appreciate your trust in choosing our service for those needs.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand, wrist and arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand — the median nerve is squeezed or compressed as it passes through the wrist. Fast-repetitive movements of the fingers can cause the tendons that… Continue Reading
Did you know that between 50% of all pregnant women suffer from back pain and 50-75% experience back pain during labor? There are many reasons why back pain becomes an issue for women during their pregnancy. The first and most obvious reason is the weight gain during pregnancy. As the baby develops, the mothers center… Continue Reading
Shoulder pain is a very common problem that can arise from many causes. There are actually several joints that make up the shoulder, therefore shoulder injuries can be quite complex! Shoulder pain can arise from a multitude of places: from joints, muscles, and tendons. The onset of shoulder pain is highly variable as it can… Continue Reading
Neck pain can arise from a multitude of causes. One such cause is a trauma like a car accident, a fall, or a sports injury. Another cause is related to our job such as sitting in front of a computer all day, repetitive factory work, or any type of desk job. In addition, neck pain… Continue Reading
Now that summer is here and the weather is getting nicer, it’s a great time to think about getting healthier. One of the best ways to improve your overall health is by detoxing your body. Every person should detox once a year. In today’s world, we are bombarded by toxins that we breathe, drink, and… Continue Reading
9 out of 10 Americans will experience a headache in their lifetime. Many get at least one headache a month or they come in clusters for a while and then seem to improve. People think it is normal to get an occasional headache, but it is not. In fact, headaches are a very common disorder… Continue Reading
Most people think they have great car insurance, but are unaware of what is actually covered and what is not. The most important insurance everyone should have, but often do not carry, is called Med-Pay insurance or Medical Payments coverage. Med pay is not required, but it is by far the most important and yet… Continue Reading
After a motor vehicle accident, chiropractic care will help you recover from any injuries you have sustained in your accident. Even a minor fender bender can cause bodily injury even if you do not feel any immediate pain after the accident. A chiropractic physician can be instrumental in detecting injury and helping in the recovery… Continue Reading
The flu may be widespread this year, but during cold and flu season, regular chiropractic care can help you fight illness and even prevent you from catching a bug in the first place. Our immune system is directly connected to our spine and when it is not aligned, it may throw your entire system off… Continue Reading