Neck Pain Relief at Carrion Chiropractic Clinic
Whiplash occurs when an abrupt acceleration/deceleration force causes the neck to move forward sharply. Motor vehicle accidents are a common cause, though it can result from other activities such as roller coaster rides or falls. While most car accident victims recover quickly, others go on to develop symptoms of neck injury that persist long after the initial incident. Neck injury is most likely to occur when your car is struck from behind, causing your head and neck to jerk forward abruptly. This hyperextension of the neck throws off the alignment of the cervical spine, damaging the surrounding nerves, muscles and tissues.
Symptoms of neck injury vary greatly depending on the severity of the accident. Pain in the neck is the most common symptom, followed by headaches and migraines and back pain. In some cases, neck injury results in shoulder pain or problems with the temporomandibular joint in the jaw. In its most severe form, neck injury may lead to depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or drug dependency due to the pain and loss of function it causes.
At our Tucson, AZ clinic, we offer a number of proven therapies for neck injury and related symptoms. Spinal adjustments, corrective exercises and lifestyle advice are a few of the treatment options you'll find at our clinic. Upon your first visit, our chiropractor will perform a physical examination and one-on-one consultation with the chiropractor. Together, we will map out a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.
Are your neck injury symptoms under control? If so, what therapies have worked for you?