Car accidents or chronic sprains to the neck can lead to prolonged muscle spasm and pain not relieved by medications, physical or chiropractic therapies.
Often the cause is trigger points in the muscles or ligamentous damage to the joint stabilizing structures. We treat it with either laser therapy, trigger point injections and other myofascial techniques physical or chiropractic therapy.
When that fails regeneration injection therapy to repair the ligaments usually solves the problem. In some cases we need to do radio frequency neurolysis to cauterize the small nerve going to the joint and do cortisone injections.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is commonly associated with car or truck accidents, in most instances when the vehicle has been hit in the rear. However, our office has also seen these type of injuries sustained from falls from stools, bicycles, ATVs and animals such as horses.