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Nutrition & Weight Loss

We provide our clients with nutrition and weight loss programs to promote a healthy lifestyle.

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Chiropractic Adjustments

Our chiropractic adjustments offer clients chronic pain alleviation and increased mobility.

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Auto Injury Upland Chiropractic Clinic

As hard as an auto accident is on your car, it is even harder on your body. Even a minor accident can cause serious damage to your body.
You might think you aren't injured but it is important to go through a chiropractic exam as soon as possible after the accident.

Whiplash - Important Points to Know

What is it?

Whiplash is an injury to soft tissues in the neck including ligaments, joint capsules, muscles and their tendons, and intervertebral disks. It can also involve the nervous system tissues in more severe cases, resulting in radiating arm pain.

How does it happen?

During a car crash, most commonly a rear-end collusion. The sudden jolt occurs so fast we cannot brace ourselves adequately and the head accelerates back and forth beyond the limits of the ligaments that hold our bones firmly together (often referred to as a "sprain"). Because of the significant range of motion of the neck, the weight of the head, and how it is suspended on the neck, the neck is particularly vulnerable to this type of injury (more commonly worse in women due to a more slender neck).

What are the symptoms?

The primary symptom is neck or upper back pain that may develop immediately or be delayed days, weeks and sometimes months. A partial list of possible symptoms (each injured person's symptoms are different) include:

  • Muscle Spasms
  • Loss of Movement
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Concentration and/or Memory Loss

How is it diagnosed?

Even when symptoms do not seem significant, a health care provider can diagnose the condition by taking a careful history and performing a physical exam. X-rays showing a change in the curvature or contour of the neck and/or MRI or CT scan to better assess the disk and nerve roots when pain radiates down an arm may also be indicated.

How is it treated?

In most cases, non-surgical methods are usually appropriate. If you go to a medical doctor, typical approaches include a wait and watch approach and/or medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs, pain killers, and/or muscle relaxants. Chiropractic care includes spinal manipulation, mobilization, soft tissue release techniques, exercise training, activity modification training, and physical therapy modality use (electrical stimulation, traction, ultrasound, low level laser therapy, TENS unit). Care may also include a mix of provider approaches.

Upland Chiropractic Clinic—We Do More Than Just Treat Pain

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