June 2022

Whiplash

 

Whiplash is an injury to the cervical spine that is normally sustained from a traumatic event.  Most commonly, whiplash will occur due to motor vehicle accident, sports collision or general falls.  These events cause the neck to rapidly hyperextend then rebound into hyperflexion causing joints, muscles and ligaments to become strained. 

 

 

Most common symptoms:

 

·      Pain and stiffness in the neck, typically worse with motion

·      Limited neck ranges of motion

·      Pain radiating into the upper back and shoulders

·      Headaches originating at the base of the skull

 

More severe, but much less common symptoms:

 

·      Fatigue and sleep issues

·      Dizziness

·      Ringing in the ears

 

While more severe cases of whiplash can lead to chronic neck pain, many cases can be resolved with conservative treatment.  At Active Performance Chiropractic, our treatment methods for whiplash include a combination of Active Release Techniques, chiropractic manipulation, rehabilitative exercises to strengthen and stabilize the cervical spine muscles and home load management tactics.  This combination can restore full ranges of motion and decrease painful muscle spasms dramatically in a timely manner. 


 


Active Performance Chiropractic focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries. Treatment is a unique blend of Active Release Techniques®, traditional chiropractic therapy, and physical rehabilitation designed to match each patient’s goals and lifestyle.


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