Not everyone who suffers from whiplash will feel pain right away, and not everyone will feel that pain in the exact same way. Think of whiplash like that crack in the foundation of your house. You can go for years without realizing it's there, and the problems that crack creates may not become an issue until after you sell the house, but that crack will create further problems.
Unfortunately, if there's a crack in your body called Whiplash, you have to live with it. You may not notice it right away, but you will feel the effects of that injury at some point. What's worse is that not only will that pain manifest itself physically, but that physical pain can potentially cause psychological pain.
Of course, it's so tempting to think we can just use rest and ice to heal from Whiplash, and those methods can offer relief from the immediate pain. But they will not get to the underlying cause of that neck injury itself or any other potential injuries that may follow.
As we mentioned, the physical pain caused by that neck injury may only be the beginning, and that pain may cause psychological pain. Here is a list of ways that pain from whiplash can lead to a lower quality of life for a person.
And those are possibly just the beginning of the psychological pain that can result from whiplash. If that neck injury is left uncared for, it can lead to greater physical health problems that can very likely cause more sever psychological problems.
Though, the good news is seeking out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor can offer you relief from that immediate pain of that neck injury, as well as further health problems that may follow. A misalignment of the top two bones in the upper neck vertebrae, or the upper cervical spine, can hinder the brain's ability to communicate with the body. The breaking down of that communication system will lead to all sorts of health problems, but realigning those two bones will restore that communication system and allow the body to begin to heal itself.
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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are 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 migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/