Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain Posted on June 16, 2018 A lot of people suffer from neck pain and arthritic activity at various times in their lives. But we want to let you know most often why its there in the first place. Now, most people don’t realize that whiplash like injuries are a lot more common than people think. Something as simple as stepping off a curb and not expecting it, somebody jumping at you and trying to scare you. Little bumps and bruises, accidentally banging your head on a table or a cupboard. Little things like this can have a long lasting effect. Even fender benders in parking lots actually have a huge impact. In fact, the nature of the tissues in your neck are like an elastic. So if you were to get hit by something from behind, your head will go forward then backwards at two and a half times the speed of what hit you. Something at 20km/hr your head goes forward and backward at 50km/hr. Even though if its for a small amount, and that speed causes some tissue damage. The tissue damage happens just like this : When your neck whips forward really quickly it tears/damages tissue. Instead of the body putting flexible, elastic tissue back to replace the injured tissue it puts scar tissue. And because those tissues are not as flexible or elastic as the original tissue, the neck starts to move differently. If the neck moves differently over 2 years, 3 years, or 5 years the vertebrae in the neck start to change shape. They start to become arthritic and they will grow lips and spurs. It will cause inflammation and pain. We want to make sure that this doesn’t happen to you. We want to make sure that we can identify, and if its there we want to fix it. At Life Lounge Chiropractic and Health center we are specifically trained at doing things just like this. We encourage you to reach out to us if you have any neck pain, if you’ve had any accident, injuries, or trauma history. Call us and book your initial assessment. We do a very comprehensive health history where we review all of your health history, your accidents, injuries, and traumas. We do a very thorough spinal examination. We take two state of the art nerve scans, and we do digital in house x-rays. We really dial down on whats going on with you so we can create a great game plan to get you better.