One of the most common reasons why people come to see us have to do with neck pain. Many people don't realize just how much work the neck does during the course of the day. It is the job of the neck to support the head and provide a conduit through which nerves can travel from the brain into the back. For this reason, neck pain is a serious issue.
One of the most common reasons why people might develop neck pain is an auto accident. In a motor vehicle accident, the neck can snap back and forth quickly. This can lead to a sprain of the upper cervical ligaments. This is commonly referred to as whiplash. Whiplash can make it hard for someone to turn the head from side to side. This can make the neck feels stiff, leading to serious quality-of-life issues.
Fortunately, there are multiple treatment options available for people who suffer from neck pain due to whiplash. When someone comes to see us for help with whiplash, there are a few procedures that we might employ. First, we may decide to use adjustment and manipulation procedures. This used as a series of controlled thrusts that are used to shift the vertebrae ever so slightly. This can be used to relieve a sprain of the upper cervical ligaments, causing relief from neck pain due to whiplash. We may also use something else spinal decompression. This can be used to relieve nerves that might be trapped between the vertebrae. Trust us to help you with neck pain.