The original title for this post was "Could whiplash or a sports injury be the cause of your headaches, neck pain, dizziness, drop attacks, numbness, tingling, panic attacks, or inability to walk?" Regardless of the presence of symptoms, an individual who has suffered a concussion or whiplash event of any degree needs to have their spine checked by a corrective chiropractor (preferably an upper cervical chiropractor).
Persistent severe headaches combined with neck pain and/or the following symptoms can indicate unresolved spinal injuries caused by past traumas. The most common trauma that causes "cranio-cervical syndrome" is whiplash. Other causes could include head/neck injuries from sports or traumatic accidents. There can be a considerable length of time between the accident and the onset of symptoms which can include a combination of headaches, neck pain, and any of the following:
Our understanding of the underlying factors involved in this syndrome is due primarily to the inventor of the MRI; Dr. Raymond V. Damadian. His work in pioneering use of the upright MRI unlocked new knowledge that would prove life-changing for people with "cranio-cervical syndrome" as well as people suffering from debilitating neurodegenerative disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Autism, and Alzheimer's. Dr. Damadian along with Dr. Scott Rosa; an upper cervical chiropractor from New York, demonstrated that the link between trauma and these conditions was the upper spine-specifically abnormal rotations of the atlas and axis bones surrounding the brainstem. After precisely re-aligning the atlas vertebra, Rosa observed symptomatic improvement in his patients as well as fascinating changes in the brain and nervous system as seen on upright MRI. Not only did they show upper cervical care to be effective for alleviation of "cranio-cervical syndrome" but they shed light on one of the reasons why many other neurological conditions respond well to this unique healthcare discipline in the chiropractic field.What is Upper Cervical
The following video is Dr. Damadian speaking on his findings in 2013. Christy Fisher gives an emotional testimony at 15:40 regarding her on-going recovery through image-guided upper cervical treatment.
We are taking the following precautionary measures in our office to ensure our office is an Oasis of Health:
We are open our normal business hours
No more Patient Clip Boards or Signing-In for the next few weeks to minimize cross-contamination (ie people touching less stuff in our office)
Chiropractic Tables Are Cleaned Between Each Patient
Children's toys have been removed from family room
Bathrooms are cleaned 2x/day
Surfaces in the office that are commonly touched areas are cleaned multiple times per hour (door handles, chairs, sink knobs, etc)
Patients that are sick are requested to stay home
Patients who are well are encouraged to make their appointments... chiropractic adjustments decrease stress on your body and increase immune system function
Staff that is Sick will not be allowed in the office