Neck pain is often the result of the tearing of muscles, ligaments, or soft tissue in the neck due when an accident or injury occurs. Often, this is the case when a person experiences whiplash in a car accident. Rear-end collisions often cause this type of injury since the neck is bent forward and backward quickly.
Even a low-speed accident can result in neck pain. In the US alone, approximately 3 million cases of whiplash occur annually. Estimated medical costs and lawsuits total about $29 billion dollars each year. This does not include money lost due to missed work, loss of productivity, or disability expenses in the case of long-term injury.
There is no test to determine if a person has gotten whiplash from an accident. The primary symptoms, however, are neck pain, stiffness, and soreness. There is also often inflammation. Other symptoms may include:
Common treatments usually include:
- A cervical collar
These treatments all serve to mitigate symptoms but do not provide long-term resolution from the injuries sustained.
A Solution to Neck Pain
Dr. Tymothy Flory is helping patients in the Upland, California area to get long-term relief from their neck pain. Dr. Flory achieves this through upper cervical chiropractic care. Adjustments to the C1 and C2 vertebrae can provide a gentle means of realignment.
This, in turn, will not only alleviate neck pain but can also resolve other conditions for which the neck injury is an underlying cause. You might benefit from upper cervical chiropractic adjustments even if your neck injury took place some time ago. Realignment can help your body to heal the damaged soft tissue, and alleviate any side effects of the injury that may have seemed unrelated. Besides your neck pain, you may be surprised as to what other health conditions lessen or go away after just a few adjustments.
If you are in the Upland, California area then contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Tymothy Flory, Dr. James Weiss and Dr. Jameson Wong of Atlas Spinal Care in Upland, California are Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora and surrounding areas. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems.