Neck Pain/Whiplash Treatment in Urbana, OH
If you are suffering from chronic or acute neck pain, chiropractic therapy can help relieve your pain while also correcting the underlying issue. It can be challenging to determine the source of your pain as the neck area is heavily interconnected with the shoulder and upper back muscles. The cause of your neck pain could be physical trauma from an accident or impact, or it could develop over time due to a musculoskeletal imbalance or improper posture. As your posture weakens, unnatural wear and tear start to occur and you experience pain.
The team of professionals at Donay Chiropractic Life and Wellness Center has received extensive training in whiplash management and treatment, from post-graduate studies and ongoing research into best practices. Whiplash usually occurs after sudden and jarring impacts like car accidents or high impact sports.
Common Issues Associated With Neck Pain
Neck pain can present itself in a multitude of ways. It can appear suddenly with a sharp, immobilizing pain which can be completely overwhelming. It can also occur gradually over time, where patients experience a dull constant ache that progressively gets worse. Common symptoms of neck pain include but are not limited to:
- Aches and stiffness
- Inability to turn neck
- Sharp pain when turning
- Joint lock
Causes Of Neck Pain
Many conditions can affect the health and function of the neck area. They can range from musculoskeletal to age-related degeneration. It is important to have a professional assess your condition before you attempt therapy methods. Allowing damage or an injury to go untreated could result in lasting consequences. Other causes of neck pain are as follows:
Pulled/Strained muscle: bad posture, sudden jolting movements, or repetition of the same motion can cause a strain.
Joints damage: Neck joints tend to wear down with age. Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage between your vertebrae to deteriorate, resulting in bone spurs that affect joint motion and cause pain.
Pinched Nerves: Herniated disks in the vertebrae put pressure on the nerves surrounding the spinal cord.
Traumatic injuries: Car accidents often result in a whiplash injury, which occurs when there is a sudden, powerful impact that strains the muscles in the neck
Degenerative diseases: Diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis can cause neck pain.
If you have been in an accident, regardless of how minor it may seem, you should always consult with a chiropractic specialist to determine the extent of your injury! Whiplash is known to develop hours or sometimes days after an accident. Whiplash differs from standard neck pain because it is not chronic or degenerative, and its symptoms can appear rather aggressively, leaving your neck very stiff, sore, and in severe cases, completely immobile. Physical symptoms include:
- Moderate to severe pain
- Stiffness preventing your head from turning
- Pain and stiffness extend into shoulders and upper back
Whiplash is accompanied by non-physical symptoms as well, which include:
- Moderate to severe Nausea
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in ears
- Vertigo (sense of motion or falling)
Looking for Neck & Whiplash treatment in Urbana, Ohio?
If you are experiencing chronic or acute neck pain from an injury or otherwise, reach out to the specialists at Donay Chiropractic Life and Wellness Center! Our team has extensive experience and training in diagnosing and treating neck injuries including whiplash. Let us relieve your pain and restore your quality of life! Call our offices to book an appointment or schedule a consultation online today!