Whiplash, Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Neck Trauma, Migraines, HeadachesMany people suffer from whiplash and its symptoms long after the wreckage has been cleared. 68% of people in accidents experience damage and degeneration to the spine.1 Once you have whiplash, it is difficult to recover as patients experience the symptoms for as long as 5-10 years.1

Whiplash can leave long-lasting effects as it can damage the muscles in the neck, the ligaments that maintain proper position of the bones, and overall brain function. There is new science showing the effects of whiplash on an often overlooked part of the body known as the Cranio-Cervical Junction.

The founder of the MRI looked at the brain function in patients with injuries to the cranio-cervical junction, where the skull meets the neck and the rest of the spinal column. It was discovered that fluid flow was distorted and could eventually manifest as degenerative neurological diseases as a result of lack of oxygen.2 Many of the patients who suffered from diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis reported having a neck injury prior to progression of symptoms.

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Dr. Tymothy Flory, a whiplash specialist in Upland, CA helps whiplash patients get natural relief, as an Upper Cervical Chiropractor focusing on maintaining the proper alignment of the upper neck. This method involves using exact testing to ensure that the Atlas (C1) bone is properly aligned at the base of the skull and top of the neck. If the Atlas is misaligned, the brain cannot receive the proper information to function and heal properly.

Research has shown that whiplash patients under chiropractic care have an improved recovery time.3 It has been proven when the spine is properly aligned after a whiplash-type injury that pain, muscle strength, range of motion, and neck alignment improve.

If you have just had a whiplash injury or are suffering years later, having the neck alignment examined by an Upper Cervical Chiropractor is a proven and reliable method for natural relief.


  1. McCoy HG, McCoy M. A multiple parameter assessment of whiplash injury patients undergoing subluxation based chiropractic care: a retrospective study. JVSR. 1997;1(3):51-61.
  2. Damadian RV, Chu D. The possible role of cranio-cervical trauma and abnormal CSF hydrodynamics in the genesis of multiple Sclerosis. Physiol Chem Phys. 2011;41:1-17
  3. Mandolesi S, Marceca G, Conicello S, Harris E. Upper cervical vertebral subluxation in multiple sclerosis with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency: a pilot study. J Upper Cervical Chiropr Res. 2013;(3):65-70

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. More information can be found on their website at http://www.atlasspinalcare.com/