There are many causes of neck pain, some of which can be very serious. Common causes can include muscle spasm, infection and swollen lymph nodes, injury such as whiplash and more. Some types of neck pain and conditions such as torticollis can be very painful and limit movement of the neck and head.
Car accident injuries can include damage to ligaments, muscles and joints. Whiplash is a term often used to describe the motions our bodies go through during a crash and the resultant injuries and pains are frequently grouped together under the name of whiplash. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of whiplash in order to receive proper care for relief treatment. Some signs of whiplash include neck pain, headache, low back pain, mid back pain and numbness, tingling or weakness of the arms, legs, hands and feet.
Utah Health Center is a chiropractic clinic specializing in the relief treatment of symptoms of whiplash. Chiropractic care, massage therapy and physical therapy as needed are all appropriate treatments for neck pain. It is typically necessary as well to perform additional stabilizing exercises for your spine, shoulders and upper back. To help rehabilitate muscle cervical exercise is recommended. The cervical (neck) region of the spine is prone to injury in car accidents and can suffer stretching or tearing of the ligaments, tendons and muscles that support and stabilize the spine. Exercising and maintaining your spine is an important part of relief from neck pain.