Whiplash- Cervical strain/sprain

Whiplash– cervical strain/sprain is a common injury to the neck from auto accidents.  Injury occurs when the head experiences a sudden snapping motion caused from an impact with another vehicle.  The sudden acceleration/deceleration forces on the cervical spine cause the soft tissues of the neck to micr0-tear.   The muscles are strained and the  ligaments are sprained.  This major trauma to the spine  can cause a loss of the lordosis (the c-shaped curve the neck naturally has) to be lost or even reversed.

If this injury is left untreated, over time the spine will degenerate at an accelerated rate causing DJD, osteoarthritis,  decrease in the range of motion, and PAIN, later in life.  Chiropractic care can help restore the motion and the curve to the injured cervical spine if treatment occurs quickly after the injury is sustained.  This injury can lead to a myriad of other problems including headaches, migraines, neck,  upper back, and shoulder problems-including numbness and tingling down the arms and into the finger tips.

 

Seek immediate chiropractic care if ever involved in a auto accident, motor vehicle accident, or any type of wipeout!

 

About askdrlask

Chiropractic physician who specializes in natural ADHD treatments, natural treatments for neck pain and back pain. Wellness programs and overall health and wellness tips and information. I operate Ask Dr Lask Wellness Center inside of Finney's All N 1 Health Club on Watson Rd. in Crestwood, MO ( St. Louis county). I've taken advanced training from Dr. Yannick Pauli of Switzerland for ADHD Wellness treatment. I specialize in treating sports injuries including strain/sprains, neck injuries, back pain, muscle spasms, headaches, migraines, sciatica, etc. I measure your nerve function using sEMG, thermal scans, and HRV-heart rate variability. Nerve interference leads to decreased function. We remove the interference to the nerve system and restore health. We combine nutrition with chiropractic and regular exercise to promote overall health, vitality, and longevity.
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