Whiplash – Cervical Spine Injury

LASH EFFECT AND NECK INJURY

The effectiveness of Chiropractic with whiplash victims has long been observed and reported in professional journals.

WHAT IS A LASH?

A whiplash is not a disease but a description of how an injury has occurred. The column, usually the head and neck were unexpectedly thrown at high speed in one direction and then in the opposite direction bounce usually occurs from front to back, but can also be forth.

WHAT WHERE’S THE HARM?

The vast majority of whiplash injuries are misaligned cervical vertebrae and nerves, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and discs, stress, irritation or damage. Chiropractors have a special name to describe this type of disease, vertebral subluxation, the most common source of pain and discomfort for whiplash.

SYMPTOMS OF LASH – BODY – MIND

Immediately after the accident you may feel some discomfort or stiffness in the neck, possibly accompanied by headache. Later fraud and / or numbness, tingling or pins and needles sensation can occur between the shoulder blades, arm, hand and / or fingers. Depending on which nerves are affected, you may have ringing in the ears, dizziness, hearing loss, eye pain, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, nasal problems, back pain and even problems with internal organs.

There may also be problems with memory, reasoning, vision and psychological, although there has been no head injury or brain. Research has revealed that a subluxation in the neck can cause decreased blood flow to the brain.

A concussion can accompany whiplash. It is when the brain bounces inside the skull. Symptoms include headache, irritability, insomnia, moodiness, depression and anxiety that can last hours, days or months after the accident.

Immediately after the accident, make sure that there is no emergency threatening the life of the person (Emergency Medicine).

Since the patient’s life has been secured to the patient is high.

Many times they just say they have a sprain and to use the cervical collar for a few weeks should be solved the problem.

Patients may develop arthritis and disc problems years after the accident for failing to consult a chiropractor at the time.

CHRONIC PROBLEMS BY LASH

Some whiplash victims heal quickly and others may suffer chronic pain and disability for a long time. 50 to 88% of patients experienced pain can continue and a disability for many years after the accident.

The effectiveness of Chiropractic with victims of whiplash has been widely reported in professional journals. The Superiority of Chiropractic was observed in a study published in a major medical journal, when after the authors interviewed 93 patients concluded: “Whiplash injuries are common. Chiropractic is the only proven effective treatment in chronic cases. ”

In conclusion, any accident can cause vertebral subluxation complex in which the vertebrae are misaligned and irritating or damaging the spinal nerves. If you have ever been involved in an accident, whiplash or otherwise, no matter how long ago, please see your doctor of chiropractic to ensure that you have been cured as completely as possible.