Neck pain is a very common condition associated with individuals who are office bound and their job description entails desk functions and computer work. Poor posture and sedentary lifestyle leads to joint and muscle stiffness and dysfunction. Another common symptom is numbness and tingling sensation down the arm to the fingers. Chiropractic has shown excellent results in the treatment of neck pain and associated discomfort.
Whiplash is the term describing a range of neck injuries caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck in extension (bending backwards).
Symptoms can include: pain and aching of the neck and back, referred pain to the shoulders, sensory disturbance (such as pins and needles) to the arms, and headaches.
Symptoms can appear directly after the injury, but often are not felt until days afterwards. Whiplash can lead to degeneration that shows up many years later. Whiplash, if left untreated, could cause early spinal degeneration, which is why these injuries are so problematic.