As a Redwood City upper cervical chiropractor, Dr. Pete Tsiglieris has diagnosed and helped people that present whiplash symptoms. These individuals have looked for ways to be free from the pain that accompanies whiplash. Before we discuss the natural care that had helped my clients heal, let’s familiarize ourselves with whiplash.
Whiplash can result from a sudden yet forceful movement of the head and neck. Whiplash injuries can happen even without high-speed car accidents or heavy trauma from contact sports.
The symptoms of whiplash can come about two to three days after the injury. However, these symptoms can last for months or even years if left untreated. Some of its symptoms include neck pain, neck stiffness, headaches, and muscle pain or spasm in the shoulders.
The main reason for whiplash pains and associated symptoms is the misalignment of the bones in the neck. This misalignment can also contribute to faster degeneration in the spine. Moreover, it can also impact the overall brain function of a person. This happens because the misalignment can lead to poor blood circulation in the body. Hence, the brain will not receive enough oxygen to maintain proper function.
Health professionals and chiropractors employ modern assessment procedures to detect whiplash injuries. After the accident, they will perform an initial CT scan to ensure no bleeding in the brain.
Then, health professionals will perform a blood test to look for a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). This protein can show the medical experts the possible recovery time for the patient. It is a critical element to ensure the recovery from the whiplash injury.
Upper cervical chiropractic care focuses on the uppermost part of the spine, which includes the atlas and axis vertebrae. Right at the base of the head and top of the neck, these two bones are mobile, making them more susceptible to misalignments. Hence, suppose a person receives a heavy blow to the head, these two bones can get misaligned, resulting in a whiplash injury.
Dr. Tsiglieris, a trusted upper cervical chiropractor and our director here at Advanced Spinal Care, uses gentle and safe realignment techniques to guide the spine back to its original position, allowing the body to heal better and faster from the injury.
If you have recently experienced a whiplash injury and are searching for a Redwood City upper cervical chiropractor, we can help you get relief. Set an appointment with Dr. Tsiglieris by calling us at (650) 595-0500 or filling out this form.
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