Chiropractic and Whiplash
Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are thrown or
"snapped" back and forth very quickly. Whiplash is seen in auto
accidents, falls and in "collision" sports such as football and boxing.
In addition to the disc and other soft tissue damage, whiplash causes
spinal column misalignment and irritation, stretching or impingement to
the nerves and spinal cord. About 20 million people in the United
States have suffered whiplash damage. Of course, in an accident,
the first order of business is to attend to any life-threatening problems
such as fractures, hemorrhage, shock and severe concussion.
After that, the spine must also be attended to. Chiropractic has
been a blessing to millions of people suffering from neck and whiplash
problems, saving many sufferers from unnecessary drugs and surgery.
Headaches and Migranes
Sooner or later nearly everyone gets a headache, but
to about 20 percent of us they are chronic and recurrent.
What puts the "Ache" in Headache?
Surprisingly, a headache is not a "brainache." The brain,
most of its membranes and the skull feel no pain at all. That is
why during brain surgery patients can be wide awake, even talking to the
doctors while their brains are being probed or tampered with
(local anesthetic is used to numb the scalp). The pain-sensitive
parts are the arteries of the brain and the skull, and the dura matter
which covers the brain and the cranial nerves. When these structures
are infected, pulled, inflamed, stretched, compressed or irritated, headaches
Chiropractic and Headaches
Although chiropractic is not a headache therapy, for over a hundred
years headache sufferers have benefited from the drug-free, natural methods
used by their neighborhood chiropractors. By eliminating spinal
subluxations, chiropractic permits the entire body to restore itself to
a greater level of health and wholeness. In effect, to heal itself.
Therefore, chiropractic care is essential for anyone who suffers