Take Care of your Nervous System and It will take Care of You!

Our body has many physiological systems and one of the main one is the nervous system. It is the major control network for your body, and it redirects every function and action of your body, from monitoring your life needs to responding to threats to your health.

Each system in your body, from your heart and blood vessels, to your digestive and immune systems, is directed through nerve impulses originating in your brain or spinal cord that travel through its protective bony structure: the spinal column.

The most vulnerable region of the spine to get injured in an accident is the neck. But when the whiplash is not fatal, the consequences will still be severe, such as when paralysis strikes.

The Nerves in the Neck

Most of the time people will not immediately experience these severe injuries, but they will manifest over time. There could be sprains of the delicate ligaments when subluxation (misalignment) occurs. And despite how small the injury is, most of the functions throughout the body can be impaired when the nerves in upper neck are compromised.

Within chiropractic, there are specialists who focus their entire care on the uppermost two vertebrae of the spine. Therefore, help can be found immediately.

The neck is an integral part of our body because every nerve passes through the neck, and if irritation or compression is present, virtually any system of the body can be affected. Therefore, any neck disorder will not necessarily just cause neck pain or headache; it will affect many other systems of the body, such as, dizziness, digestive problems, fatigue, high blood pressure and generally reduced quality of life.

The impact of Whiplash

Moreover, if you have suffered a severe whiplash, you may have noticed far more than a stiff neck. Indeed, recent research suggests whiplash needs to more thought of as a whole body disorder.

In our office, we take these injuries very seriously and address them in both a specific and comprehensive manner. Most of the patients who have suffered a neck trauma will require x-rays to analyze the posture of their spine.  X-rays are also needed to be taken in motion to test the stability of your ligaments and to determine precise levels of impaired movements. With this road map in mind, we can determine how care should be directed and which factors can influence your long-term prognosis, such as degeneration.

Our health care team is dedicated to drugless and natural methods to restore vitality and well-being of all our patients.

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