The neck is jam-packed with nerves, glands, tubes, blood and lymph vessels, and 9 different joints, plus the brain stem, spinal chord spinal column, muscles, ligaments, tendons, fluids, meninges, and more! It also balances your heavy head!
Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are thrown or snapped back and forth very quickly. It can occur in auto accidents, football, boxing, or from a fall. In addition to the disc and other soft tissue damage, whiplash causes spinal column to misalign causing irritation, stretching, or impingement to the nerves and spinal chord. About 20 million people in the United States have suffered from whiplash damage.
Other neck problems can be caused by poor posture, work habits, and even birth trauma.
Neck problems and whiplash can cause headaches, numbness, coldness, or pins-and-needles in the face, chest, arms, wrists, or hands.
Neck problems also result from anxiety, insomnia, low-back and neck pain, ear ringing, dizziness, hearing loss, eye pain, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, and other symptoms. Of course, in an accident, the first order of business is to attend to any life-threatening problems. After that, the spine must 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.