The Lasting Effects of Whiplash and Where to Go for Help

Whiplash, Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Back Pain, Back Ache, Headache, Headaches, Migraine, Migraines, accident, car accident, Neck Injury, Neck Trauma

Enduring whiplash can be hard, especially if there is no time for a person to stop and recover. Bills need to be paid, the children need to be cared for, the house needs to be cleaned, and the boss wants to see improvement in work projects.

Who has time to cope with pain? It may seem easiest just to put some ice on it and hope it goes away. While ice is a great idea and can help reduce swelling, a person may have to take one step further to find relief and prevent future problems from arising.

There is a real possibility that the force of the accident could have caused one of the top two bones of the upper neck to misalign. These bones are responsible for holding the head in the proper position, and they help it to be flexible. Because of the flexibility, it is also an area that is prone to misalignments.

The hyperextension of the neck, called whiplash, could have done some damage to the spinal canal. This is the space in the vertebrae where the spinal cord runs through and meets up with the brainstem.

Whiplash and Fibromyalgia

It may sound odd, but a whiplash injury can lead to fibromyalgia and other serious pain conditions later in life. How is this possible? It is due to the damage done to the spinal canal and, in turn, to the brainstem. If the misalignment isn’t corrected, signals to and from the brain and body are distorted, and this wreaks havoc on the body.

The problems in the neck can manifest as stiffness and burning in the shoulders, hips, lower back, and a number of other places. It can lead to sleepless nights, irritability, and much more. So, what should a person do?

Even if the car accident was more than a decade ago, it is important to find out if a misalignment is still present. At Premier Family Wellness, we examine our patients’ necks for such misalignments. Then we work with them to correct the problem using a gentle method called the Blair technique.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins, call 248-780-8864 or just click the button below area.

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Dr. Chris Perkins Chiropractor Farmington Hills Mi.

Meet Dr. Christopher Perkins

Dr. Perkins grew up in Novi, Michigan and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with a focus on Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Chris is well known in the community for his public speaking and holds a number of professional certifications. We are proud to say that Dr. Perkins and Perkins Family Wellness has been recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit  for 3 years in row.

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"After 30 plus years of almost daily headaches and increasing severe debilitating migraines, I am pain free. I had tried everything, including 3 different chiropractors, medical tests, food allergy tests, special prism glasses, massage, etc. Dr. Perkins was a life changer for sure. Thanks to Dr. Perkins, I now know what it is like to live without pain. For someone with my headache history, this is a miracle"... Kathy Hiatt
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