Being diagnosed with whiplash after an injury is not something anyone wants to hear. It takes a toll on your physical body, as well as doing psychological damage. People tend to view whiplash as something similar to a cold. They treat it and hope it goes away quickly. But few realize that whiplash can have long-lasting effects on the body for years to come if it is not treated properly.
Whiplash can actually lead to back pain that may cause a person to lose days of work. It can also affect someone by making them have a lower life quality. Normal activities may be out of the question. Recreation and physical exercise, such as running or playing ball, may be limited. These things can lead a person to experience depression or anxiety.
What Can Be Done for Whiplash?
It is vital for a person to seek treatment for his whiplash symptoms right after they occur. The longer they are left alone, the more intense treatment may be needed down the road. Back and neck pain can become a serious condition that could have been avoided.
When whiplash occurs, it is possible that a misalignment can happen in the top two bones of the neck, the upper cervical spine. These misalignments can do long-term damage to the body because they alter a person’s posture, impede movement, and hinder the healing process. By seeking out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor, a person may be able to find relief.
At Health Edge Family Spinal Care, we use 3-dimensional x-rays to get a precise picture as to where a misalignment may be. We do not just guess that cracking or popping the spine will fix the problem. In fact, we do not use those techniques, but rather a gentle, effective method called the NUCCA technique to realign these two bones and only when this is necessary.
We understand the importance of a healthy upper cervical neck to the well-being of the whole body. Many of our whiplash patients have reported an improvement in symptoms after one of our adjustments.
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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at http://www.healthedgela.com