Whiplash is the most common cause of Charlotte neck pain. A common misconception is that whiplash is only associated with motor vehicle accidents, or that whiplash can only occur when the vehicle has been hit in the rear. The reality is that whiplash victims can receive the injury when cars collide in any direction, and even at low speeds. In addition, a person can experience whiplash from many types of accidents including slips, falls, or contact sports. One could suffer whiplash during recreational pursuits such as bungee jumping, snow and water skiing, horseback riding. Many activities can cause whiplash.
Whiplash is a collective term for injury to the soft tissues of the neck. Whiplash is best diagnosed by the collection of symptoms that are evident following trauma to the neck. This includes pain related to injury of the discs, nerves, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Whiplash occurs when there is a sudden jerk or change of direction of the head. This sudden movement can be in any direction, with the extent and type of injury dependent upon the speed or force of the event.
Individually, whiplash occurs when the ligaments that support and restrict excessive movement become torn, resulting in a neck sprain. In addition, the accident can cause muscles and tendons to stretch beyond their normal range. When this occurs, your chiropractic doctor may diagnose a neck strain. Disc herniation occurs when the discs between the vertebrae, are torn or distorted. Another soft tissue injury related to whiplash is when the nerve roots between the bones in the neck are stretched or pinched, causing inflammation. The most severe of level of whiplash injury is a fractured vertebrae.
If whiplash goes untreated
Even the mildest whiplash injuries can progress to levels of pain and discomfort that it can prevent you from performing daily activities. Many patients assume that because they do not feel pain, that they have not suffered any injury. It is always advised to seek evaluation by a chiropractor after an accident because it can take a few days to a few weeks before the damage are marked by pain.
The first step in the healing process is to seek a comprehensive evaluation by one of Charlotte’s top chiropractors. He or she will determine if you are a candidate for chiropractic care. Chiropractic patients report that as soon as they start receiving treatment, they note remarkable pain relief for their injuries.
Chiropractic treatment for Charlotte neck pain in Charlotte, NC
If you are in search of natural, drug free treatment for Charlotte neck pain, it is advisable that you see one of the chiropractic doctors at ChiroCarolina. Patients from all over North Carolina, South Carolina, and from as far as Georgia, Florida and Virginia trust and depend upon their natural, holistic, care. Their staff and doctors will work hard to provide the best possible information and treatments to help you get back to a normal and pain free lifestyle. If you are injured and you want the quality chiropractic care that patients have received for so many years; call their office and schedule an appointment today. ChiroCarolina is one of Charlotte’s top chiropractic centers, providing top chiropractic care for the uptown, NoDa, and University area- located conveniently off North Tryon Street.