Did you know that roughly 3 million Americans suffer from a whiplash injury? It is among the top reasons why people seek Upper Cervical in Redwood City. In most cases, this form of neck injury results from the forceful overextension of the neck muscles and joints. It could occur during a rear-end car collision, physical trauma, and even after neck muscle overuse. Athletes, most especially those who engage in contact sports like basketball, football, and wrestling, can also suffer from a whiplash spine injury.
It can trigger various symptoms that cause debilitating effects for days or weeks. Some of these symptoms include:
Besides these health problems, many patients coming in for Upper Cervical in Redwood City also complain of persistent headaches. Such pain could persist for days and recur several times each month.
Whiplash injuries can be pretty unpleasant because, apart from causing immediate pain, they could trigger the onset of chronic headaches. Upper Cervical in Redwood City helps manage such side effects of whiplash. Upper cervical chiropractors do this by correcting spinal misalignment that often arises from the injury.
When the neck muscles, joints, and bones overextend during the accident, the C1 and C2 neck bones could transition to a new position. This affects the brainstem running underneath the neck. As the bones put pressure on the brainstem tissue, the brain has trouble communicating with the rest of the body. It could lead to painful sensations like chronic headaches.
Until the misaligned upper cervical bones get adjusted, the brainstem’s function continues to get disrupted, and more severe problems develop besides recurring headaches.
If you think you suffer from whiplash headaches or if you previously had a whiplash injury, you should immediately seek Upper Cervical in Redwood City. This way, you can address the spinal misalignment before it causes more aggravating problems.
Contact us at Advanced Spinal Care today for a whiplash headache consultation. You may reach us at (650) 595-0500 or through our website form.
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