You are driving along Baseline Rd heading towards Chautauqua Park here in Boulder. It is overcast with a light drizzle raining down when all the sudden a car pulls out in front of you. In that moment you only have one option: brake. You hit the brakes and narrowly avoid hitting the Subaru who blindly entered your lane. You sigh a deep breath for the avoided accident when all of a sudden . . . SMASH. The car behind you, responding to a text message, did not see your sudden need to stop and consequently ruined both of your days.
For anyone who has suffered a whiplash injury you understand the typical symptoms: sore neck muscles, really tight neck muscles, headache or dizziness. You probably went to the doctor after the accident where he or she did an exam, took radiographs to make sure nothing was broken or dislocated, and sent you home with either a pain killer or recommended you take Advil for the pain and swelling.
After about a week, most of the neck tightness and soreness is gone and you begin to get back into your routine. You try and get back into the things you love like exercising, or girls night out but find that you are having trouble being exactly how you were before the accident. Maybe you are dealing with brain fog, or perhaps hormonal changes leading to depression or anxiety. These are very common presentations we see in the office after a whiplash accident. Whether it occurred in a car accident, bike fall, or tumble while skiing / snowboarding, we have been taking care of these types of injuries here in Boulder for years.
Due to the unique biomechanics in the top of the neck during a whiplash injury the C1 and C2 vertebrae are prone to damage. This damage to the upper neck can cause interference in how the brain receives and sends information to the entire body. The purpose of Upper Cervical Chiropractic is to reverse the trauma and damage to the top of the neck that is causing irritation and restore proper nerve function. Every case is unique and an evaluation is necessary to assess whether upper cervical injury and nervous system interference is present. From there it can be determined if benefits from care can be achieved.
Remember, your current state of health does NOT dictate your future. Just because you have been suffering from the symptoms of a head trauma for years does not mean that you cannot be well again. There is HOPE to get your life back, to move past the accident, and be the best version of yourself possible. Call the office at 303.442.5911 to schedule a complimentary consultation today.
About Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder
At Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder we are not only concerned about your symptoms, but also you as a person and what is important to you. We know that not everyone’s the same and not everyone has the same goals. It is important to us that we present a chiropractic care plan that works for you and is tailored to you and your health concerns.
We’re a specialty Boulder Chiropractor focused on back pain, neck pain, vertigo, and migraine headaches. Our patients visit our Boulder office from all over Northern Colorado, including, Longmont, Erie, Superior, Lafayette, Niwot, Louisville, Broomfield, and Denver, Colorado.
Contact Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder today to schedule a free evaluation. Specialized upper cervical chiropractic care is by no means a “hail Mary” solution, but if you haven’t yet seen Dr. Bremner, you’re nowhere close to running out of options.