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Getting to the Bottom of Whiplash Injuries in Chattanooga TN 

 January 29, 2016

By  Dr. Todd Osborne

whiplash_young_driverWhiplash, when the head moves suddenly, can lead to the tearing of muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues of the neck.  Most people associate whiplash with motor vehicle accidents, particularly rear-end collisions.  Contrary to what you may think, whiplash injury can occur during low-speed crashes in addition to higher-speed collisions.  It is estimated that as many as 3 million whiplash injuries occur each year in the U.S. at the cost of $29 billion dollars spent on medical expenses and associated lawsuits.  In addition to the financial burden, whiplash injuries often result in missed work, loss of productivity, emotional repercussions and the potential for long-term disability.

 

No one test is able to determine the presence or extent of whiplash, which makes its treatment difficult as well. People with whiplash oftentimes experience lasting symptoms that they may not have had prior to their accident, such as dizziness, headaches, or numbness and tingling in the arms or hands. Typical treatment begins with the application of ice to tender areas, use of NSAIDs for pain and inflammation, and possibly the use of a cervical collar to immobilize the neck.  While these treatments may provide some relief in the short term, they are often temporary solutions not geared towards a more permanent solution. 

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It is critical following a whiplash injury of any severity to have the alignment of the bones of the neck checked.  In Chattanooga, neck pain experts Drs. Todd and Christi Osborne utilize a highly specific technique to address complex misalignments that occur at the top of the neck, just underneath the base of the skull.  When these top two vertebrae misalign, it negatively affects not only the structure of the rest of the neck, but also the ability for the proper communication between the brain and the body via the nervous system to occur.  The soft tissues of the neck will ultimately heal, but if the underlying structure is never corrected, this can leave people unnecessarily suffering with long-term consequences of their injury. 

 

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Dr. Todd Osborne has completed extensive post-graduate education in Activator Methods, and has hundreds of hours in continuing education in Upper Cervical Chiropractic, Neurology, and is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist, certified by the Atlas Orthogonal Board and Sherman College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Todd Osborne

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