20 YEARS AFTER THEIR ACCIDENT, 55% OF WHIPLASH PATIENTS STILL SUFFERED FROM DAILY CHRONIC PAIN AND DISCOMFORT
Accident Analysis and Prevention
Motor vehicle accidents
The shock received by the human body during a traffic accident often affects the cervical spine more than any other part of the body. That shock to the cervical spine is known as “whiplash” or “neck sprain injury”.
In Spain, whiplash injuries are typically produced by slow speed traffic crashes in caravans. Approximately 25.000 people a year are involved in such incidents. People who suffer a neck sprain injury may suffer additional health problems. These then often produce a decrease in the quality of life and chronic sequeale. These types of injuries in children may be even more devastating, due to the fragility of their spine and soft stability of their ligaments and bones. The specific chiropractic treatment of the cervical spine that we offer in our clinic offers solutions to whiplash injuries (neck sprain) in an effective manner. We do this without drugs or surgery. An article published in Journal of Whiplash & Related Disorders, Vol. 5(1) 2006 shows the effectiveness of the treatment.
Pain and dysfunctions
When the human body receives an impact, such as due to a traffic accident, all body structures may suffer important damage. These structures include ligaments, joints, tendons, muscles and other soft tissues. Neck sprain indicates the destabilization of cervical ligaments and in consequence, the misalignment of the cervical spine (vertebral subluxations). This compromises the nervous system and ultimately may produce some aberrant health conditions.
Ear ringing (tinnitus) and blurry vision
Ear ringing (tinnitus) and blurry vision may be produced due to lesions in the cervical spine and vertebral arteries (“vertebro-basilar syndrome”).
Facial pains and sweats
Facial pains and sweats may be produced to some injury to the brainstem, cranial nerves, vertebral arteries…
Paresthesias are sensations of numbness, tickling or pricking in hands and often accompany a neck sprain.
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