When your cervical spine is exposed to whiplash injury, there are a combination of factors that influence or contribute to the pain that exists in your neck and back. Contact our College Park chiropractors today if you are experiencing whiplash pain or if you recently hurt your neck in an accident.
Common Causes of Whiplash Pain
This occurs when one of the joints in the spine or limb becomes less resilient to the impact of your actions and movement. When patients visit our chiropractic clinic because of joint dysfunction, we are able to use a particular technique that’s referred to as “motion palpation,” which gently nudges the joint in multiple ways to assess its integrity.
Patients that suffer from joint dysfunction face a higher risk of their muscles becoming affected. Muscles become too sensitive and require chiropractic treatment that focuses on relaxation and stimulation. When trigger points develop within your muscles, they irritate the nerve endings, which creates painful symptoms. These muscles also start to transmit abnormal neurological information to the nervous system, which interferes with the nervous system’s ability to regulate other muscles throughout your body, which ultimately leads to dysfunction and irregular behavior.
The impact and force associated with most whiplash injuries can cause damage to the discs that exist between your vertebrae. If the gelatinous substance that exists within each disc starts to spill out, it can cause significant irritation to the nerve endings that exist in these particular areas. At times, this gel completely seeps out, pressing on the nerve root while leading the spinal cord. This condition is referred to as disc herniation.
Herniated discs can include whiplash pain in the cervical spine, as well as other symptoms such as:
- Sharp pain that travels through each arm
- Weakness/heightened sensitivity
College Park Chiropractic Treatment For Whiplash Pain
Each patient requires their own personalized treatment plan that aligns with the unique characteristics of their symptoms and condition. Although it is not possible to summarize specific treatment, our chiropractors often rely on the following techniques to treat whiplash pain:
- Manual or chiropractic adjustments
- Muscle relaxation
- Stimulation techniques
- Lifestyle adjustments
- Stabilization exercises
- Tissue massage
Contact AICA College Park For Immediate Support
If you suffer from whiplash or are experiencing significant neck pain, contact AICA College Park to schedule an examination. Our chiropractors help hundreds of whiplash injury cases each year and we can help you too.
Contact or call our office today – (404) 592-0319.