Although back injuries are the primary reason for seeking chiropractic help, neck injuries are also common. Sports figures seek chiropractic care when they sustain painful injuries to the neck. Leading Thousand Oaks chiropractor, Dr. Alan Rosenthal, D. C., has assisted more than 8500 people. Among them are prominent professional and Olympic athletes.
Trauma from a sports injury or automobile accident can result in soft tissue damage. Whiplash occurs when the head is jerked backward and then forward suddenly. This can leave someone with disabling pain in the neck. The pain can radiate to the upper back, shoulders, and arms.
Chiropractic care can greatly reduce that pain. Your first office visit will consist of a discussion about where the pain is located and what you think may have caused it. The question and answer period will be followed by a physical examination of the area. An x-ray may be necessary.
After your condition is evaluated, your chiropractor can decide on the actions that will most alleviate your pain. One possibility is cervical manipulation, commonly referred to as a neck adjustment. The painful stiffness is alleviated and the neck becomes more flexible. Gentle massage might be employed to soothe the neck and shoulders.
Your care may include other techniques if your condition warrants them. Possibilities include an exercise regimen designed specifically for you, spinal manipulation or ultrasound. You may be asked to practice the exercises at home, between appointments.
Research indicates that chiropractic manipulation of the spine results in a significant reduction of pain. Your Thousand Oaks chiropractor, Dr. Alan Rosenthal, D. C., is someone who is greatly concerned about the pain you feel. It is his goal to reduce that pain and return you to work and the normal activities of daily living. Once again you will be able to enjoy the things you like to do.