What is Whiplash? Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck, also called a neck sprain or neck strain. It is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following injury to the neck, usually because of sudden extension and flexion. Whiplash commonly occurs as the result of an automobile accident and may include injury to intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots. Symptoms such as neck pain may be present … [Read more...]

Neck Pain

What causes Neck Pain? Neck pain may result from abnormalities in the soft tissues - the muscles, ligaments, and nerves - as well as in bones and joints of the spine. The most common causes of neck pain are soft tissue abnormalities due to injury or prolonged wear and tear. In rare cases, infection or tumors may cause neck pain. In some people, neck problems may be the source of pain in the upper back, shoulders or arms. Degenerative and … [Read more...]

Low Back Pain

How common is it? Low back pain is one of the most frequent problems treated by chiropractors. Four out of five adults will experience significant low back pain sometime during their life. After the common cold, problems caused by the lower back are the most frequent cause of lost work days in adults under the age of 45. How is Low Back Pain Diagnosed? Most cases of low back pain are not serious and respond to simple treatments. Your … [Read more...]