Whiplash is typically a the result of an impact when the cervical spine undergoes what is called an S-shaped curve. Rather than simply being curved to the front in a normal C-shape, as it would normally be at rest, takes on an altered shape: the upper section of the cervical spine bends forward (flexion), while the lower part of the cervical spine moves into extension (bent backward). The cervical spine responds in two ways to help protect it from potential whiplash injury:
the nervous system detects the presence of the impact, and
the muscles of the cervical spine quickly contract to try to minimize the effects of the impact on your ligaments and discs.
the body’s response is inefficient, an injury is more likely with
various types of whiplash pain possibly resulting and whiplash treatment
potentially necessary. When you are involved in a car accident, seeing a
chiropractor immediately typically beneficial. Timely detection and
care of cervical spine injuries and abnormal body mechanics may prevent
or reduce the severity of the damage.
In a study with
experimental and control groups, manipulated (experimental group)
patients had greater reduction in all the measures regarding whiplash
"Observational study found that low back pain patients
receiving chiropractic care, which typically includes spinal
manipulation, are more satisfied than those receiving medical care."
-New England Journal of Medicine
Thatcher, D.C., of Colorado Springs, Colorado is a licensed
chiropractic with more than twenty years experience in successfully
treating patients suffering whiplash injuries. Dr. Thatcher has
significant training in the diagnosis and treatment of whiplash and
works with each patient on their particular chiropractic needs.
Thatcher Chiropractic is located at 3535 American Drive in Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917 near the intersection at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Boulevard. For more information you can visit our website at thatcherchiropractic.com. If you have additional questions or if you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact us by phone. You can reach us at (719) 574-3700.
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