After Your Concussion or Whiplash
If you were recently in a car accident, took a recent fall, or suffered from a sports related accident, then you should be aware of the damage your body may have sustained. We understand it may be tempting to think that because you feel fine you are fine. You may also think that all you need to do is ice your injury, but there is so much more to it than that.
Sometimes, the pain from that injury your suffered will not manifest itself for days, weeks, months, or even years after that accident. It’s important that you care for those injuries now before that pain worsens and becomes a bigger issue than it needs to be.
Below is a list of those conditions that minor accident could lead to if left uncared for.
Common Back and Neck Injuries
- Fibromyalgia – People who suffer from this suffer from will either suffer from widespread pain, irritability, insomnia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or mood changes.
- Migraines – These are a neurological disorder that often manifests themselves as headaches that occur in a central location. They last anywhere from four to 72 hours.
- Spondylolisthesis – This mot often occurs at the base of the spine usually due to the slipping of the vertebrae. It is often the result of a fracture or defect in the wing shaped parts of your vertebrae over the bone below
- Cervical Radiculopathy – When a person’s nerve function is damaged or disturbed due to compression of one of the nerve roots near the cervical vertebrae (top seven vertebrae), this occurs
Upper Cervical and Your Pain
If you ignore that pain or think that you only need to ice and it will be fine, there is a chance that you may regret not doing anything about it. Though, you won’t regret entrusting an upper cervical chiropractor with your spine. They will examine your upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments that may be the underlying cause of your pain. It only takes a misalignment of the top two vertebrae in your neck to hinder the brain’s ability to communicate with the body. And that can lead to all sorts of problems throughout the body.
Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr. Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about Our Team.