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Posted on December 16, 2021 at 1:20 AM


The Cervical Spine

 Injury to the cervical spine can involve a strain-sprain of the soft tissue structures.

Whiplash injuries can be complicated by deceased range of motion, dislocations due to ligamentous laxity or fractures.

The etiology can be automobile accidents, sports injuries, or work related injuries.

Whiplash can affect the muscle motor unit leading to decreased function via muscle spasm, , ischemia, & inflammation of the muscle tissue.

Left untreated will lead to chronic strain can lead to inflammatory reaction, congestion, over-secretion of fluids, increased fibrin production and sticky adhesion between tendons and tissue leading to bigger problems...

 

Sign and symptoms to look for

Pain pattern:

Immediate pain after accident or may occur within 24 hours to weeks after trauma.

Pain maybe localized to the neck shoulders and scapular region or chest.

Movement:

Pain may increase with flexion, extension, lateral flexion or rotation of the cervical spine.

Pain is often relieved by laying down and increased being upright.

 

Treatments

Chiropractic Exam & Treatment.

PhysioTherapy for soft tissue healing.

Relieve pain and prevent recurrence.

Increased pain free range of motion.

Restore normal strength and stability to the cervical joint structures.


 

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