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The Effects of Whiplash and Finding Help in Onalaska, Wisconsin

Whiplash, Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Back Pain, Back Ache, Headache, Headaches, Migraine, Migraines, accident, car accident, Neck Injury, Neck Trauma, Sports AccidentIf you have recently been involved in a vehicle accident or an injury related to playing some type of sport and have endured whiplash, it is important for you to seek care from an upper cervical chiropractor. You may think the pain you feel in your neck is best cared for by icing it, and while it may help, you may need more professional care so as to heal properly and not have problems later in life.

By visiting us here at Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we can examine your neck to see if you do indeed have a misalignment. The bones of the upper cervical spine are especially prone to misaligning when one endures a trauma to the head or neck. We find the exact location of the misalignment with precise measurements and advanced technology.

Whiplash Accompanied by Vertigo

It is estimated around half of all the people who get whiplash also have vertigo. Vertigo is the sensation that you or the things around you are spinning. This helps us see that the problems of whiplash are more than neck pain. They can affect a number of different things in the body. This is because a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck can negatively impact the brainstem, leading to a reduction in cerebrospinal fluid flow to and from the brain. This is what can cause vertigo. It is related to a malfunction of the vestibular system (the part of the brain that controls balance and orientation).

How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Works

When we have determined exactly where the misalignment is, we use a very gentle method to encourage the bones to realign naturally. It only takes an impact of 5 mph to cause whiplash. This means a vehicle doesn’t even have to be involved. However, we are able to correct that misalignment without the use of force or having to pop the spine. Many people report feeling much better after seeking our care for whiplash.

To schedule a complimentary NUCCA consultation call 608-783-0384