Whiplash

Whiplash is when the soft tissues of the neck are injured by a sudden jerking of the head. When a vehicle stops suddenly in a crash or is struck from behind, a seat belt will secure a person’s body from being thrown forward, except for the neck which may snap forward, then backward, straining the muscles and ligaments of the neck beyond their normal range of motion.  Other causes of whiplash may be roller coasters and other amusement park rides, or sports injuries.

Often, you feel pain and stiffness in your neck for the first few days following a whiplash injury.  Then, you feel better, but the pain and stiffness may come back several days later.  The discomfort you feel may involve surrounding muscle groups in your head, chest, shoulders, and arms.  Chiropractic care works on correcting complications and relieving pain associated with whiplash injuries

PAIN RELIEF

During pregnancy, there are several changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby.  These may lead to structural and nervous system stress due to:

• hormonal changes resulting in ligament laxity leading to misalignment of joints and pain, commonly in the spine and pelvis
• increased breast and belly size leading to an increased low back curve and postural adaptations

Many common complaints during pregnancy can be managed through chiropractic care.  The hormone relaxin begins to influence the body during the second week of gestation, causing the supportive ligaments that hold the joints in good alignment to become lax and misalignments occurs more frequently, resulting in:

  • low back pain
  • sciatica
  • coccyx/tailbone pain
  • pubic symphysis pain and dysfunction
  • rib pain
  • headaches/migraines