Did you realize that a person can experience the symptoms of whiplash for up to ten years after the accident that caused it? Some people do not even realize the problems they are having were caused by an accident from so long ago. However, sixty-eight percent of people that have had whiplash experience degeneration and damage to the spine.
What happens during whiplash? The forceful back and forth motion of the head does damage to muscles, ligaments, and bones in the neck. This can impact the proper function of the brain. Scientific research reveals that the craniocervical junction is often not examined in whiplash patients. This is a critical area when it comes to healing the effects of whiplash.
The craniocervical junction is the area of the body where the skull meets the neck and spinal column. The founder of the MRI used this imaging device to see what happens in the neck for those who have suffered whiplash. He saw that cerebrospinal fluid flow was abnormal and may eventually manifest in these patients as neurological diseases. For example, many patients suffering from multiple sclerosis have reported previous neck injuries.
Upper cervical chiropractors specialize in this area of the neck. They can determine if you have a misalignment and work with you to correct this through specialized adjustments tailored just for you. The doctors at Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic in Anchorage, Alaska will be happy to examine your neck at the C1, also called the Atlas bone, to see if it is properly aligned at the base of the skull and top of the neck. If they happen to find a misalignment, this means your brain is not receiving proper signals from your body and is not able to heal in the right way.
There has been much research performed to prove that whiplash patients under the care of an upper cervical chiropractor have an improved recovery time. Why not set up an appointment with the doctors at Pairmore and Young and begin to heal? You will be glad you did.
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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.