Why Is It Painful To Turn My Head?

If you’ve been in an auto accident recently, you may be experiencing pain when turning your head. The fact is that an estimated 53% of all motor vehicle accidents result in whiplash injuries and 43% of those with whiplash injuries fail to fully recover.

Treatment to Improve Cervical Range of Motion for Whiplash Injuries

Naturally, a broken bone should be immobilized (such as with a cast) but the moving bones of the spine simply need improved mobility.

The best course of action for any suffering from a  cervical range of motion/whiplash injury? Make your way to your chiropractor’s office as soon as possible after your accident. The sooner you receive chiropractic care- the better.

There have been studies that show chiropractic adjustments immediately following whiplash injuries help reduce pain and restore range of motion. One study suggests that patients with restricted or reduced cervical range of motion that lasts for six months or more are at far greater risk for long-term problems.

A study conducted in Spain and reported in the September 2006 Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that just one cervical adjustment was more effective in reducing cervical pain and increasing range of motion that any other type of manual mobilization procedure.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or feel pain in your neck with any type of movement, please call our office at 801-748-0056 to schedule your chiropractic appointment. Cervical chiropractic adjustments are safe and very effective in restoring improved range of motion and in reducing neck pain. Chiropractic appointments at our Midvale, Utah office are easy to schedule.

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