Whiplash and Upper Cervical Care
If you think that pain in your neck from that recent car accident or sports related injury is something you can just ignore, think again. If you think the only thing you need to do to find relief is ice your neck or back, you need to do more.
Of course, ice will help your body begin the healing process, but you will need more than just ice to help you get to the source of that pain. You will want to get to the source of your pain, which means it will be important to your overall health that you seek out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor.
They will examine your upper cervical spine, which consists of the top two vertebrae in your spine, for any misalignments that may be the underlying cause of your neck pain. They aren’t there to offer you a quick fix, but they are there to help you find last relief from your pain. That’s why they’ll set you up on a plan that will include seeing them for adjustments, so they can help your body maintain a proper alignment.
Whiplash and Vertigo
Unfortunately, 25% to 50% of people who suffer from Whiplash go on to suffer from vertigo. That means Whiplash isn’t just an injury that’s isolated to the neck; it also causes injuries to the brainstem, and that reduces cerebral blood flow in the posterior circulation of the brain.
An improper flow of blood from, to, and within the brain can lead to various health problems, including Vertigo. That’s the result of a malfunction in the Vestibular System, which is the part of the brain that controls balance and spatial orientation, is not functioning correctly.
Upper Cervical Care vs. Vertigo
So, now that you know the facts, you know you need to do something about that pain in your neck. It only takes a rear-end collision of only Five MPH to cause whiplash, which means a person doesn’t even need to be in a car in order to have suffered from that type of injury.
Though, whatever the effects of that neck injury are, the good news is that seeking out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor can help you in your road to recovery. They’ll examine your upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments that may possibly cause Vertigo or any other conditions.
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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Expert trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She 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, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at https://www.vlifewellness.com/