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.
Sooner or later nearly everyone gets a
headache, but to about 20 percent of us they are chronic and
What puts the "Ache" in
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 usually result.
Chiropractic and Headaches
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 from headaches.