Chronic pain following Whiplash is a problem that needs to be addressed appropriately to obtain full recovery.
The source of this pain may be structural, neurological, inflammatory, psychological, or soft tissue.
At HALO Clinic we work with many patients who have acute (new) and chronic (long-lasting) pain secondary to car accidents or other trauma.
More often than not we see patients after they have followed the treatment advice of their physiotherapist, medical doctor and other healthcare providers. We are always grateful to become part of the treatment team for what is a complex problem.
One of the structural causes to consider is the injury to the facet joints. These joints allow your neck to move in different direction and tears in the joint surface and capsule can be the primary cause of chronic neck pain following whiplash.
Compression and strain of the facet joints due to trauma and whiplash can result in the following symptoms:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Pain in the shoulder, between shoulder blades, or lower back
- Pain or numbness in your arm or your hand
- Difficulty concentrating or dizziness
- Sleep disturbances
- Memory problems
In Scientific Literature, Facet Problems Cervical joint dysfunction presents a six times higher chance of NON-Improvement in headache patients.
At HALO Clinic we see clients who are having difficulty recovering from their injuries or trauma.
Calgary residents who seek our care can expect a comprehensive approach that may include Chiropractic Manual Therapies, Active Release Therapy, Graston Therapy, Massage Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Acupuncture, and Lifestyle education.
If you think you have, or have been diagnosed with chronic pain following whiplash and would like to stop the pain or would like to have a complimentary consultation to discuss your condition, then contact us.
We are here to help; if we think there is someone in Calgary better suited to help you, we will refer you to them.
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