Many people seek Redwood City upper cervical chiropractic to resolve the effects of whiplash. Whiplash may occur due to various incidents such as a rear-end car collision, sports-related accident, physical abuse, or other injuries. Its effects are unique for every person.

Some experience pain right away and suffer with it for a couple of days. Others don’t feel any pain until a few days later when it sets in. Some people do not have any pain at all. Overall, whether you feel severe pain or little pain, the underlying injury can still cause problems throughout the body.

What Is a Whiplash Injury?

Whiplash is an injury that may result from overstretching or extension of the neck. It is often due to forceful, sudden back and forth movement of the head. It can cause the C1 and C2 vertebrae to misalign. These two bones support the weight of the head. Misalignment in either of these bones can put the brainstem under pressure. As a result, the blood flow to and from the brain can become restricted and the brainstem may not function properly. Conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, migraines, and multiple sclerosis can follow.

The Physical and Psychological Impact of Whiplash

Besides having an impact on the physical aspect of a patient, whiplash can also have psychological effects, and that’s what Redwood City upper cervical chiropractic can work to reverse. Whiplash can affect a person’s quality of life, both physically and mentally, as it can result in the following:

These are just some of the negative outcomes of whiplash. Years may pass by before the effects of a whiplash injury become noticeable, and sufferers might not realize they have a problem until these physical and psychological signs start to show up. 

Getting Effective Help for Whiplash

Whiplash often needs more than rest to relieve it. If you have a history of head or neck trauma, it is best to pay a visit to Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California. This Redwood City Upper cervical chiropractic clinic uses a gentle method that can help you feel much better in only a few adjustments. Contact (650) 595-0500 to set an appointment.

taking-sting-whiplash-advanced-spinal-careWhen you think of whiplash, you usually imagine someone in a car accident being hit from behind. It only takes a hit of 5 mph to cause whiplash to occur. Some people can run faster than that. This shows that whiplash can occur more often than most people realize. When the head moves in a motion like a whip moving back and forth, it can cause muscles to tear, ligaments to become damaged, and other tissues of the neck to be negatively affected. When you endure whiplash, you often miss work days to recover, leading to a loss of productivity, emotional repercussions, and, if not cared for properly, long-term disability.

Is It Really Whiplash?

There is no way to test for whiplash. It is diagnosed based on symptoms. This can make care difficult as most of the time the diagnosis is just an educated guess. Once you have endured whiplash, you may notice symptoms that were not present before the accident, including:

Caring for Whiplash

Typical care for whiplash starts with icing the injury and using NSAIDs to reduce inflammation and pain. While this helps at first, it is not a long-term fix. In order to find that, a good place to start is by visiting us here in our Redwood City, California office. We will examine your neck to find the extent of the damage. Usually, it involves the top two bones of the neck, the C1 and C2 vertebrae. If they misalign, the structure of the neck is compromised and the ability of the brain to communicate with the body can be hindered. This impacts the nervous system and can cause a number of serious health problems down the road.

To correct the problem in the neck, we use a gentle method based on scientific measurements and precise adjustments to specific areas of the neck. We do not have to pop or crack the neck to get the results we want. We encourage the bones of the neck to move back into place naturally, leading to a happier and healthier person overall.

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impact-whiplash-finding-help-redwood-city-caNearly 2 million people every year experience whiplash related to car accidents. But it’s important to recognize that not all of these accidents happened in major collisions. More often than not, this type of neck injury occurs at speeds as low as 5 mph. In fact, most car accidents happen at 12 mph. This means that most of those 2 million people who suffer from whiplash every year are involved in low-speed car accidents.

If whiplash can occur at 5 mph, then this type of neck injury can also occur in other activities such as a sports-related injury, a fall, or a physical altercation. German researchers Dr. Kaeser and Dr. Ettlin found that whiplash can lead to a number of different problems including hearing loss, dizziness, speech problems, and throat problems. These researchers also reported that through gentle adjustments to the upper neck vertebrae the effects of whiplash can most likely be reversed.

Healing Whiplash

Strength training, range-of-motion exercises, and physical therapy can help the muscles to regain their ability to adequately support the head and neck. However, if you or anyone you know was recently involved in a car accident or any other sort of accident that you could’ve possibly suffered a whiplash injury, we strongly encourage you to seek out an upper cervical chiropractor. Upper cervical chiropractors are trained to detect any type of misalignment that could be the underlying cause of your pain.

Here at Advanced Spinal Care, we use gentle techniques to readjust the upper two bones in your neck. If there is a misalignment with these two bones, the C1 or C2, it can have an adverse effect on the brainstem and the signals being sent to the body. A readjustment will aid in restoring your brain’s ability to communicate with your body, therefore allowing your body to begin to heal itself naturally.

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Whiplash, Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Back Pain, Back Ache, Headache, Headaches, Migraine, Migraines, accident, car accident, Neck Injury, Neck Trauma, Sports AccidentWhiplash is the over-extending or straining of the neck muscles due to some sort of impact. Often it is related to car accidents, but it can also occur during a sports game, bungee jumping, shaken baby syndrome, and incidents where a direct blow to the head occurs. Whiplash associated disorders are a group of conditions brought about by whiplash. They are also known as coup contrecoup injuries.

These types of injuries have a negative effect on the cerebrum, the largest part of the brain that resides just below the skull. The cerebrum is the uppermost region of the central nervous system. It consists of the following:

How Whiplash Causes Coup Contrecoup Injuries

What exactly is a coup contrecoup injury? Breaking it down, it is actually referring to two different injuries that often occur at the same time. The coup injury has to do with where the head was hit with an object. Usually, the moving object impacts the head. The contrecoup injury has to do with the opposite side of where the head was hit, similar to ricocheting. Usually, the moving head hits an object.

Where to Get Help for Whiplash

If a person has been diagnosed with whiplash, a good place to look for help is to seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. When whiplash happens, the neck often becomes misaligned. By realigning the bones of the upper neck vertebrae, the tissue and muscles can begin to heal, and the effects of whiplash can be done away with. If left untreated, it may lead to fibromyalgia, migraines, and a number of other conditions.

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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/

Whiplash, Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Back Pain, Back Ache, Headache, Headaches, Migraine, Migraines, accident, car accident, Neck Injury, Neck Trauma, Sports AccidentWhiplash is an injury associated with trauma to the neck or head, injury in a vehicle accident, a fall, or sports-related accident. What can help you make a speedy recovery? Ice is a great way to reduce the swelling or inflammation that commonly occurs with such an injury. It helps the area feel better too. There are other ways to help ensure a full recovery from whiplash and some of the effects that may develop as a result.

Injuries such as the ones mentioned above can cause the upper cervical vertebrae to come out of alignment. To evaluate and treat this, an upper cervical chiropractor can be of invaluable assistance. Why is this type of correction important?

The misaligned vertebrae in the uppermost region of the neck can cause a host of issues over time. For example, even a vertebra that is a quarter of a millimeter off can lead to symptoms. Vertigo is a good example of what could result from this type of injury and misalignment. The normal function of the different systems that convene here—like the vestibular system that controls balance—can be impeded and cause something like vertigo to manifest. An estimated 50% of those suffering from whiplash experience vertigo.

Upper Cervical Care for Whiplash and Vertigo

The good news is that with upper cervical chiropractic care, whiplash and the symptoms associated with it can be corrected, even eliminated. It is advised that this type of care be sought out as soon as possible for optimal results. Evaluations for misalignments include taking measurements to ensure accurate realignment. Very gentle adjusting is then performed by the upper cervical chiropractor. With the vertebrae in proper place, the systems housed in that area are free to perform their duties unhindered.

Caring for a whiplash injury is important. Ice the area to help relieve immediate swelling and pain, then remember to have your spinal health evaluated to prevent further injury or long time effects.

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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/

Whiplash, Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Back Pain, Back Ache, Headache, Headaches, Migraine, Migraines, accident, car accident, Neck Injury, Neck Trauma, Sports AccidentWhiplash has been connected to a variety of disorders. This group includes fibromyalgia, non-traumatic chronic cervical syndrome, and endogenous depression. One recently published study found that 85% of those who suffer from one of the aforementioned disorders presented with sensitivity in the upper back part of the neck. This muscle is known as the capitis muscle. Those who also had a history of whiplash were more sensitive to pain in that same region.

Facts About Whiplash

Pain resulting from whiplash is due to injuries sustained by joints, ligaments, muscles, nerve roots, and disks.

Common symptoms associated with whiplash include headaches, pain that radiates down the arm(s)—also known as brachialgia—dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbances, difficulty chewing or swallowing, and more. Brachialgia, mentioned above, may be due to myofascial tension. Trauma can cause mechanical failure within the muscles which would normally allow them to relax. Muscle contractions can then occur. Each individual is different and symptoms experienced can vary from one person to another. Over time, new issues may also develop.

Spinal Health and Whiplash

Upper neck sensitivities, whiplash related disorders, and the symptoms related to whiplash injury make the case for caring for the spine. In particular, an upper cervical chiropractic can evaluate the uppermost vertebrae in the neck to ensure proper alignment. Whiplash injuries can often slide these vertebrae out of alignment.

When the incident happens, overextension of ligaments in the neck can pull structures from their designated location. Specific measurements and gentle adjustments can reposition a vertebra that is out of place. Realigning these structures relieves pressure put on the brainstem, nerves and other vessels necessary for normal function throughout the rest of the body.

If you have experienced a head or neck injury that has caused whiplash, come and see us at Advanced Spinal Care. An examination will reveal if the damage caused a misalignment that needs to be corrected.

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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/

Whiplash, Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Back Pain, Back Ache, Headache, Headaches, Migraine, Migraines, accident, car accident, Neck Injury

Whiplash injuries should not be ignored due to the fact that they can eventually result in chronic physical damage and even psychological pain. You can’t just “sleep off” a whiplash injury, or “tough it out.” Complications grow worse when a whiplash injury is not cared for properly. Ultimately, physical pain concerts into psychological worry or anxiety due to the effects of the pain.

Consider some of the consequences that long-term whiplash injuries can cause:

The NUCCA Technique for Natural Whiplash Care

The entire quality of one’s life can be reduced substantially by one whiplash-type injury. It can affect the body’s ability to heal, a person’s posture, and even normal head movements can be painful. Rather than ignoring the pain or taking medication and hoping it goes away on its own, seeking the assistance of an upper cervical chiropractor allows you to be proactive in the healing process.

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At Advanced Spinal Care, we use the NUCCA method of upper cervical chiropractic. This begins with an evaluation of the position of a person’s atlas and axis (the C1 and C2 vertebrae). This evaluation includes a patient history, a physical examination, and three-dimensional x-rays of the neck and head. If the whiplash injury caused a misalignment, this will be revealed and a treatment plan customized to your needs will be developed.

Once the misalignment is corrected, real healing can begin. The spine will no longer continue to suffer the degenerative effects of an upper cervical misalignment. Plus, many other symptoms that can be caused by such a misalignment will be eliminated. You may be surprised by just how many nagging symptoms were actually the result of a slight misalignment of the upper spine.

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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/

Whiplash, Sore Neck, Neck Pain, Neck AcheA person may have been hit from behind by an automobile or simply from someone running toward them and crashing into them. That is the amount of speed it takes to cause whiplash. What exactly is whiplash?

It is an injury to your upper neck caused by the head being forced forward and backward. The vertebrae in the upper neck make a fast motion, much like cracking a whip. This, in turn, can lead to damage to the muscles and tissues of the neck. The bones, discs, and ligaments can also become damaged leading to further issues. The misalignment of the top two vertebrae will cause a person the majority of problems.

Drawbacks of Whiplash

Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Help?

Two studies conducted indicate that there is indeed evidence to support success in chiropractic treatment.

It is no wonder, then, that the Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine reported the answer for whiplash patients is to seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. They stated that this is the best way to find relief from whiplash symptoms, including pain.

It is vital to seek out our care as soon as possible after an automobile or another kind of accident. In this way, healing can begin, and life can continue uninterrupted by pain.

 

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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/

Whiplash, Car Accident, Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Neck Trauma, Head Trauma, Whiplash ReliefIt is a startling fact that whiplash can affect a person up to ten years or more after the initial accident. Some people never connect the health problems they are experiencing with the whiplash they never addressed such a long time ago. The reason for the problems they are having could be due to the fact that 68% of people that were diagnosed with whiplash eventually develop degeneration and deterioration of the spine.

What does whiplash do to the body? The force of the head moving back and forth causes damage to the muscles, bones, and ligaments contained in the neck. The area of the body where the spine and skull meet is called the craniocervical junction. When whiplash occurs, it is possible for a misalignment to happen here to the top two bones of the vertebrae. This is critical when treating whiplash, but is often overlooked during initial examinations. If a misalignment has occurred, it can cause the brain to not function properly.

The man that founded the MRI used this machine to examine the neck of those suffering from whiplash. He concluded that the flow of cerebrospinal fluid was, indeed, abnormal. This can eventually cause the person to show signs of neurological diseases, for example, multiple sclerosis.

How to Find Help

Upper cervical chiropractors focus their care on the misalignments found in the upper neck. If they find a misalignment does exist, they will work with each patient individually to determine the best way to treat the problem. They understand that a misalignment here is probably causing your brain and your body not to communicate properly and may be the root cause of your headaches and migraines. Whiplash patients that seek the care of upper cervical chiropractors report improved recovery time and long-lasting relief of symptoms. This results in a happier and healthier life.

References: 

McCoy HG, McCoy M. A multiple parameter assessment of whiplash injury patients undergoing subluxation based chiropractic care: a retrospective study. JVSR. 1997;1(3):51-61.

Damadian RV, Chu D. The possible role of craniocervical trauma and abnormal CSF hydrodynamics in the genesis of multiple Sclerosis. Physiol Chem Phys. 2011;41:1-17

Mandolesi S, Marceca G, Conicello S, Harris E. Upper cervical vertebral subluxation in multiple sclerosis with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency: a pilot study. J Upper Cervical Chiropr Res. 2013;(3):65-70

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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/

Whiplash, Sore Neck, Neck Pain, Neck AcheMental and Physical Pain

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.

From Physical to 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.

Whiplash and Upper Cervical Care

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.

To find a Doctor in your area go to www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Redwood City California area to schedule your NUCCA evaluation, click the button below:

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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/

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