Do You Have Whiplash Due to An Auto
Whiplash gets its name from when the neck vertebrae are “cracked like a whip” as the result of the head being thrown violently forward and then snapped back again. This swift movement causes damage to the muscles, ligaments, and vertebrae in the neck. If you get whiplash from an auto collision, we recommend that you first call a lawyer, and then that you call Dr. Brad Bourne D.C. here at the Littleton Chiropractic Center in Littleton & Columbine. He can confirm the diagnosis of whiplash and then take immediate chiropractic measures to correct the disc bulges, damaged nerves, and chronic pain associated with this most common of car-crash related injuries.
ARE YOU A VICTIM OF A WHIPLASH INJURY IN LITTLETON?
Whiplash is an unusual injury because it can make itself known through symptoms immediately, within a few days or even within a few months. This is because the spine and accompanying muscles are very good at compensating for injuries that occur in the nook of the neck at the base of the brain, which is ground central location for the body’s entire neural network. Unfortunately, this protective mechanism can have you living with the consequences of a crooked spine for many months before it starts to cause pain.
The more obvious symptoms of whiplash are neck pain, shoulder, upper back, and arm pain, pain when moving the head or an inability to turn the head. Less obvious symptoms include headaches, blurry vision, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, and depression. These symptoms that are often attributed to other causes are actually the delayed consequences of whiplash.
THE LONG-TERM IMPACT OF A WHIPLASH INJURY
It is important to note that whiplash injury in Littleton & Columbine is not always the result of an auto accident. The head snap and resulting trauma to vertebrae are also associated with being pushed, amusement rides, sports, and dancing. However, no matter what the cause some permanent conditions can be the result, including herniated discs, disc bulges, arthritic discs, progressive subluxations (spinal misalignment,) and a bowed neck curvature.
TRUST DR. BOURNE'S EXPERIENCED TEAM TO TREAT YOUR WHIPLASH
Dr. Brad Bourne and his talented integrated medicine team at Littleton Chiropractic are front-line veterans when it comes to treating whiplash, often helping individuals recover immediately from physical pain using a few deft decompression treatments. Dr. Bourne is also a practitioner of Pettibon, a system that offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program for the spine’s soft and hard tissues.
When it comes to whiplash, early intervention is required to make sure that any misalignment of the top cervical vertebrae is gently corrected so that any physical pain will not become chronic. The cluster of nerves at the back of the neck are routed to many other areas of the body and can cause headaches, vision problems, tingling, numbness and other secondary symptoms if they are pinched or compressed by soft tissue damage.
Furthermore, the staff at the Littleton Chiropractic Center can also help you fill out and submit required medical reports or any other paperwork that you might need to submit to car insurance companies and the courts.
Learn more about our comprehensive whiplash treatment in Littleton and Columbine, CO by calling our offices at 303-346-8362.
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