CHRONIC NECK PAIN
If you haven't been in a car accident, consider yourself lucky. Or overdue. Over the course of a typical long, driving lifetime, you should have a total of three to four accidents. There are about 10 million accidents of all kinds each year, from parking lot scrapes to multi-car pileups. More than 2 million people are injured in crashes every year. From an article published in June of 2011 on Fox Business by Karen Aho
They said nothing was wrong with me. Regina Voyles talking about the doctors that x-rayed her after she flipped an ambulance on ice, knocked out the windshield with her head, and was complaining of neck pain and headaches. Not surprisingly, the insurance company told her the same thing.
Joint injuries (including neck injuries / whiplash) cause LOSS OF MECHANORECEPTION / PROPRIOCEPTION. Big words, but this simply means that your joints (in this case, vertebrae) lose their ability to sense where they are at in relationship to their environment and the joints around them. I truly wish that I would have videoed Regina before-hand because she actually had about one third of the range of motion in her c-spine (neck) that she thinks she had. In fact, when I was examining her, she had about 25 degrees of rotation bilaterally (normal is 90 degrees). Watch this video and pay attention to a simple truth. In the huge majority of cases, Chronic Neck Pain is directly related to loss of neck motion. What is the number one reason for huge losses of mobility such as Regina's case? Easy. It's FASCIAL ADHESIONS and SCAR TISSUE caused by the improper healing of soft tissues. Restore a person's range of motion; fix their pain. It's sort of like taking a GOLD BRICK, putting it in someone's lap, and saying here --- this is yours. You have your life back. Enjoy your life Regina!
By the way, this video was shot on Friday --- about half an hour after I met Regina for the first time.