Every year, the ligaments in the necks of 2,000,000 people throughout the U.S. are over-extended, resulting in sprained or torn neck muscles. That over-extension frequently forces the upper neck vertebrae out of its normal position, and this causes further injuries throughout the body.
After testing in low-speed rear-end collisions, it has been reported that whiplash and other neck injuries can occur in accidents at only 5 MPH. The even worse news is that most accidents at only 6 to 12 MPH. The irony is those low of speeds are too low to do any vehicular damage, but they are enough to do damage to a person’s neck.
The truth is that whiplash does not require or a car or any other type of vehicle in order to occur. Here is a list of some everyday activities that be the cause of whiplash.
Whiplash Inducing Activities
- Ice Skating
- Falling (down stairs or while ice skating)
- Many more
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According to a report by Dr. Kaeser and Dr. Ettlin in the German medical journal Shwiez Rundsch Med Prax whiplash injury can lead to a variety of problems. Below is a list of those problems.
- Cervical Dystonia
- Hearing loss of low frequencies
Now, the possibility of the onset of one of these condition is the bad news. The good news is that according to this same report by the two German researchers those injuries which occur due to an injury to the upper cervical spine can be alleviated by adjustments to the upper neck vertebrae.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Well, the first step is for you to make an appointment, so an upper cervical chiropractor can examine your upper neck vertebrae for any misalignment in your upper neck vertebrae. If there is a misalignment found in your upper neck, they will use a pain free procedure to realign those two vertebrae and prevent further symptoms of whiplash.
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Dr. Craig Lapenski and Dr. Martha Schenk of Advanced Spinal Care, in Graham, Washington are your Graham NUCCA Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Puyallup, Tacoma, Olympia, and Sumner. 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, including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, vertigo, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at http://www.nuccawashington.com/