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Many people don’t realize how severe an auto accident can be. However, much research shows that the after math of an automobile accident can leave your body in tremendously bad shape that many think is impossible to recover from. As a Bakersfield Chiropractor, I have noticed that many people are misinformed when it comes to whiplash. I hope this article will help better explain whiplash, why it happens, and how our office can help.
I want to address a very common question: what happens to your body that causes a whiplash injury to occur? Whiplash can happen whenever your body suffers from an abrupt jolt. Most whiplash injuries happen when you are sitting in a fixed position in your car and are rear-ended by another car. Because this happens so fast, your body doesn’t have time to react before your car is pushed forward. During those moments of impact, your body gets pushed down into your seat. Your head, which is heavy and secluded by your neck, is delayed in reaction, while your body is continually pushed down. Quickly after, your head changes directions by traveling forward to the limit your seatbelt will allow. Finally, once your head reaches the limit traveling forward, it is forced backwards in reaction. Because your neck is not restricted by your seatbelt, your head is jolted back and forth beyond its standard limits. When this “whipping" action occurs, it causes much damage to the already extremely fragile neck structure.
What a lot of people don’t realize is that it can take multiple days (usually around two or three) before any whiplash symptoms occur. Common whiplash symptoms include headaches, neck pain, and loss of motion. The reason it can take a few days to feel the symptoms is because it can take time for the inflammation from the tiny tears in the injured ligaments and muscles to build up and further aggravate you. When the delicate ligaments that support your neck are wounded, the muscles react by tightening to guard the injured area. This protects the damaged area from further injury.
A few weeks following this injury, the distressed tissue releases chemicals that attach little cells to the wounded area, called Fibroblasts. They build up, creating a scar-like material called fibrin. Fibrin then helps mend and re-build the injury. During these few weeks of repair, it is extremely important to maintain normal ranges of motion, as well as spinal alignment. If this is not done properly, the scar tissue will end up limiting the future mobility of the injured area. This can lead to spinal degeneration.
The good news is that by preforming precise, detailed chiropractic adjustments along with treating the injury with therapy and different exercises, your body will have a much better chance of rebuilding properly. This means less chronic pain, stiffness, disc degeneration, and pinched nerves. We can help alleviate your pain and rebuild your spinal structures. These treatment options also severely reduce future injuries from occurring. So if you have whiplash, schedule an examination with Bakersfield Accident Injury Clinic today!
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Why would I need to be healthy?
The answer is obvious. We need healthy bodies to live a satisfying and productive life. We need to be healthy for ourselves, our loved ones and our children. Did you know that a healthy nervous system is a major key to health, on a daily basis?
Why is Chiropractic a key to health & longevity?
Did you know Chiropractic is the largest complimentary & alternative health profession in North America and the third largest health-care profession in the United States? A skilled chiropractor finds the blocks in your nervous system. Your muscles and nerves work together to keep you healthy. When neuromuscular block impedes the flow of nerve communication, the result is tension.
Have you ever felt stress that impedes how you function on a daily basis? A skilled chiropractor is able to relieve that tension and restore relaxation and balance to your body. Relaxation feels inherently good to your body, doesn’t it?
A visual and kinesthetic example of this block is when a wire is connected to a light bulb. If the block is severe enough, the light flickers. What do you think happens when a nerve is blocked by a vertebrae? Your organs and muscles can’t get the essential energy needed to function, during the day. Your blood vessels are also guided by nerve flow.
The picture is coming together, of why a healthy nervous system is really your key to health and relaxation. At Bakersfield Accident Injury Clinic we can give you the individual pieces to your health. We are skilled finding the key to your nervous system stress and relieving that tension by a skilled treatment. We also specialize in lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, pinched nerves, migraines and headaches, bulging disc, herniated discs, ruptured discs, allergies and many other pains. At Bakersfield Accident Injury Clinic we also treat sport’s injuries and car accidents.
When you experience pain and tension, we can give you relief.
Does Chiropractic care work for my children or Older patients?
Yes, Chiropractic care has a proven track record in providing care for infants all the way to the elderly. The reason being, throughout your life, your health is determined by how well your internal systems, organs, blood vessels etc. are functioning. Healthy nerves communicate to organs & blood vessels by electrical & chemical charges. Now you can see why the basic analogy of the light bulb and free flowing energy is appropriate. If electrical impulses are decreased the light dwindles and eventually goes out. When nerves are blocked some of the symptoms may be pain, tight muscles, fatigue and stressful tension. Chiropractic is a tried and proven treatment for subluxation which may create the above conditions. (Subluxation simply means when a bone is out of alignment) The definition is the simple part. Treating it for long-lasting relief is what a skilled chiropractor does.
Why do we give you the best care possible ?
Each person is an individual with unique needs. To a skilled chiropractor your body is a visual & kinesthetic scrapbook offering a roadmap to the trained eye. Our individual care lets us plan the most effective treatment to relieve discomfort and let you walk away feeling stronger and more relaxed. We do this by a comprehensive consultation & examination. At Bakersfield Accident Injury Clinic we value your health as much as you do! Our patient testimonials give you the confidence to let us treat you and give you the results, thousands of other patients have received. We are here to serve your needs.