Injuries to the soft tissues structures of the neck are common and include damage to the muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. They can result from sports injuries, improper lifting, falls, auto accidents and small receptive micro-traumas such as poor posture or computer use.
Unfortunately, the ongoing traffic and congestion in the DC metro area makes motor vehicle accidents common in Fairfax. Whiplash and other violent acceleration-deceleration injuries may not show symptoms right away. These incidents result in small tears in neck muscles and cause back spasms. Over time, these spasms can develop into trigger points or hyperirritable bands of tight tissue.
"When I got rear-ended in a car accident, whiplash caused neck pain that made it difficult to sleep and caused pain throughout the day. While other doctors were suggested prescription pain medication, Dr. Ward suggested simple chiropractic treatments and home exercises that greatly alleviated my pain. Thanks, Dr. Ward!"
To avoid the development of chronic neck pain, traumatic neck injuries should be evaluated and treated promptly. Neck sprain/strain treatment and wiplash treatment includes spinal manipulative therapy, neck rehabilitation exercises and targeted hands on therapy.
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