In Charlotte, neck pain is a large part of every chiropractic practice. Possibly the majority of headache, upper back pain, and neck pain cases are due to whiplash type injuries. Here we will discuss some additional information with regard to whiplash, neck pain, and neck strength. If you have ever been involved in a whiplash type injury; that is, one in which your head was suddenly whipped back and forth, then you probably remember developing pain in the neck at some period over the next couple weeks. Chances are that you related your pain to a problem in the joints or your cervical spine. In reality, you most likely had weak muscles in the neck from the whiplash injury.
The relationship between bones and muscles
Sometime patients are under the misconception that chiropractors only deal with bones and joints, but it is important to remember that those bones and joints are moved by muscles. Conversely, the muscles help to support and hold the bones in alignment, so it is only natural to treat the two components together. Most people think that the boney part of the spine holds the head up, yet a significant amount of stability of the neck comes from very small muscles that are attached to the spine. If you have trouble holding your head up after a car accident, these muscles most likely have been weakened.
Chiropractic care will help realign the joints of the spine, but if you do not exercise the muscles that support the neck and upper back, you will not achieve the expected results for proper healing. You probably envision hours of exercise every day, or going to physical therapy 2-3 times a week for a few months. In actuality, cervical exercises for the neck can be performed in about 3 minutes, three or four times a day.
Chiropractic treatment for whiplash
The good news is that chiropractic treatment for whiplash is very natural and pain free. This means no needles and no harmful medications. If you have any concerns about your neck pain, headaches, or upper back pain; please contact your Charlotte chiropractor and schedule an appointment and examination for pain from whiplash.
Top chiropractors treat Charlotte neck pain
The Doctors at ChiroCarolina® are spine care specialists who use natural and gentle techniques to treat your neck injury. They specialize in treating patients for chronic and acute neck pain, acute pain, accidents and sports injuries. When it comes to follow-up care, ChiroCarolina® stands above other area clinics. Dr. Rice, Dr. Saario, and Dr. Ali are passionate about relieving neck pain and providing high quality chiropractic care for their patients. They have delivered excellent chiropractic care to thousands of people in North Carolina. Call us today for an evaluation of your Charlotte neck pain.
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