The Neck Strain of Whiplash
Neck Pain, Neck Injury, Neck Ache

Understanding Neck Strain Most commonly known as whiplash, a neck strain happens when there is damage to the neck, muscles, or tendons. It is easy to think whiplash can only happen because of a major car accident, but it only takes a collision at five MPH to cause a neck strain. Of course, that means that a person can suffer from this type of neck injury even when they are outside of their vehicle. They can experience it because of a sports-related injury, a fall, a physical altercation, or any other injury that causes the muscles to extend beyond their … Continue reading “The Neck Strain of Whiplash

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The Dizziness Factor of Whiplash
Whiplash, Car Accident, Neck Injury, Neck Ache, Neck Pain

Whiplash and the Ears Every year, 2,000,000 people in the U.S. suffer from whiplash related to car accidents. But not all, or even necessarily most, of those accidents happened in major collisions. Tests in low speed rear impact collisions showed this type of neck injury can occur at speeds as low as Five PMH. Now, what is even scarier is that most car accidents happen at speeds of six to 12 MPH, which means that most of those 2,000,000 who suffer from whiplash every year are in low speed car accidents. Though, since this type of neck injury can happen … Continue reading “The Dizziness Factor of Whiplash”

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Physical and Psychological Damage of Whiplash
Whiplash, Car Accident, Spine Alignment

The Costs of Whiplash Whiplash is an injury that takes a toll on any person’s body and could lead to lasting physical damage, but few people think of the psychological damage it can cause. It’s easy to think of this muscle strain in the neck as similar to a cold, in that we just learn to live with it, try to medicate it, and wait for it to go away. But it’s much more complicated than that. If that whiplash is left untreated, it can worsen it cause a person to experience further back pain. That back pain can become … Continue reading “Physical and Psychological Damage of Whiplash”

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The Healing Process after Whiplash in Anchorage Alaska
Whiplash, Car Accident, Spine Alignment

Taking Control of Your Pain When you damage the muscles or tendons in your neck, you strain your neck, and that neck strain is most commonly known as whiplash. We tend to think that type of injury is the result of a major head on car collision or other major collision, but the truth is it can happen at as low of a speed as Five MPH. When you think about it, a person on foot can travel that fast, so that means whiplash cannot not only happen in a slow moving vehicle, but it can also happen as the … Continue reading “The Healing Process after Whiplash in Anchorage Alaska”

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Whiplash and Your Spine
Whiplash, Car Accident, Spine Alignment

So, you were recently in a automobile accident. A friend told you that you should really go see a chiropractor. You told them your back or neck doesn’t hurt that bad, your icing those areas that do hurt, and you just don’t have the time or money for X-rays and a chiropractor. Well, right now, your friend is being the best friend to you they can be by telling you what you need to hear, rather than just what you may want to hear. To understand how whiplash can lead to various chronic problems including Fibromyalgia, Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel, TMJ, … Continue reading “Whiplash and Your Spine”

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Whiplash Can Be Just the Beginning of Your Pain
Whiplash may be just the beginning of the pain

Defining Whiplash If you were recently in a car accident, you might feel fine, but you should not assume that your lack of pain means the impact did not cause underlying issues. The collision most likely caused a rapid movement of your neck much like when someone cracks a whip. Of course, that is why this rapid movement gets the name Whiplash. Your neck is only meant to move so far in any direction, and whiplash causes your neck to over extend the neck muscles and ligaments.  The easiest and most common way to deal with whiplash is to ice … Continue reading “Whiplash Can Be Just the Beginning of Your Pain”

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Whiplash and Dizziness in Anchorage Alaska
Migraine, Headache, Chronic Pain

How Does Whiplash Effect the Ears? Two million people are exposed to whiplash injury (related to an auto accident) in the U.S. every year. When the head is suddenly jerked back and forth or side-to-side beyond its normal limits, ligaments supporting the neck vertebrae can be sprained (over-stretched) or torn, forcing vertebrae out of their normal position. In tests of low speed rear impact collisions, it was reported that the neck can be injured even in slow speeds accidents as low as 5 mph. Most rear impact accidents occur at crash speeds of 6 to 12 mph – speeds below … Continue reading “Whiplash and Dizziness in Anchorage Alaska”

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Still feeling the “Concussion”?? A frequently under-diagnosed hidden injury
Hidden neck damage after concussion

Post Concussion Syndrome, Much More Than Just a Lingering Headache When most people think about a concussion they think of the damage that is done to the brain. MRIs, Cat Scans, x-rays and neurological exams are generally focused on the skull and brain. But persistent symptoms related to a concussion may have more to do with upper neck problems, than the brain and skull. Concussion is classified as a mild traumatic injury to the brain. According to mayoclinic.com, usual symptoms that accompany a concussion are headache, amnesia and confusion. But many other symptoms may follow, sometimes not for days or … Continue reading “Still feeling the “Concussion”?? A frequently under-diagnosed hidden injury”

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Can Arthritis after Whiplash Injuries Be Prevented?
Can arthritis after whiplash injuries be prevented?

Whiplash Leads to Accelerated Breakdown of the Spine Accidents and injuries will tear loose the connective tissue (Muscles, ligaments and tendons) that holds the spine in place.  This will create a weakness, which will allow the spine to breakdown and lock into a stressed position.  The longer the spine is misaligned the more wearing down of the spinal joints, discs, muscles, etc will take place.  Frequently in upper cervical chiropractic offices we will see patients who have been involved in car crashes.  Not only recent car crashes…but car accidents that have occurred 5, 10 or 15 years before or even longer.  Based on the … Continue reading “Can Arthritis after Whiplash Injuries Be Prevented?”

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Anchorage Chiropractors Help Whiplash Injuries
Whiplash

Whiplash Symptoms May Be Slight at First An injury to the neck caused by a sudden movement of the head, backward, forward, or sideways, is commonly referred to as “whiplash.” While the term “whiplash” is most frequently used to describe auto accident injuries (in which a person is rear-ended, hit head-on, or hit from the side), whiplash can also frequently occur during ski accidents, bike accidents, falls, blows to the head, and other head/neck traumas. THE MYTH: “If I don’t have any symptoms right away, I’m O.K.”. THE TRUTH… After many auto and sport-related traumas, symptoms can be so slight … Continue reading “Anchorage Chiropractors Help Whiplash Injuries”

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