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San Diego Whiplash Experts | Get Care Right Away. Getting Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care after a whiplash injury, especially a motor vehicle crash, is critical. The first couple of days after an injury, give your doctor the most insight into your condition and possible long-term outcomes. Even if you don’t have life threatening symptoms, it’s important to get checked out soon since symptoms don’t always show up right away. Most patients say that they feel fine, but report feeling crummy a few days later. Most state that they don’t feel “right” for a few weeks. A few weeks after the crash, your body will begin to lay down scar tissue around the injury, and can result in ongoing pain for weeks or even years to come.

What is Whiplash? 

Auto crash symptoms usually center around the spine. Whiplash is the most common cause of injury in a car crash. It can cause damage to your upper neck resulting in a variety of symptoms:

  • Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull
  • Dizziness
  • Worsening of pain with neck movement
  • Loss of range of motion in the neck
  • Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back or arms
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms
  • Fatigue

Some patients will also have:

  • Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Other related concussion symptoms

Whiplash and Atlas Subluxation Correction

Whiplash injuries involve the musculoskeletal system. As a whole, chiropractic care is non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical care focusing on the spine, bones, joints and soft tissues. Chiropractic treats injuries from auto crashes without the need for surgery and/or prescription medications. Upper cervical chiropractors are specialty chiropractors that focus solely on the neck, and have additional training in the upper neck’s anatomy and physiology. It is not uncommon for the upper neck to sustain an injury during an auto crash. Remember the crash dummy videos from driver’s ed class in high school? Yes! We do too! Get checked out right away.

Atlas is the top bone in the neck, also known as C1. A motor vehicle crash can knock atlas out of alignment. When atlas is out of alignment or out of place, it is called an atlas subluxation. Body imbalance results from atlas subluxation: your head tilts to one side, one shoulder is higher than the other, and your pelvis twists and distorts. Take a look in the mirror. Do you see this in yourself? This structural misalignment causes your body to be off center, causing an array of health symptoms. Baby Atlas- read to learn about why kids need chiropractic care as well.

Many delicate tissues like tiny muscles, tendons and ligaments can tear and rip during a whiplash injury, causing immediate and ongoing pain and discomfort. As your body heals and lays down scar tissue, it is important to make sure you are put back in alignment for proper healing to occur.

San Diego Whiplash Experts

NUCCA chiropractic care offers a natural solution without drugs or surgery for whiplash injuries, and many patients get relief right away. Dr. Devin Young has extensive training in the upper cervical spine and has many years of experience helping patients recover from whiplash injuries and post-concussion syndrome.

Give us a call for a consultation at (619) 756-7510.

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