Complete Back Pain and Whiplash Treatment
Experience a better quality of life, free from whiplash pain with Turner Chiropractic Clinic of Chico, Calif. Our professionals provide specialized pain management treatments to alleviate pain, enhance your daily performance and help you live better for years to come.
Also called neck sprain or neck strain, whiplash is injury to the neck. Whiplash is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck. In whiplash, the intervertebral joints located between vertebrae, discs and ligaments, cervical muscles and nerve roots may become damaged. Whiplash is caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head either backward or forward and often occurs as a result of a car accident.
Symptoms of whiplash may be delayed for 24 hours or more after the initial trauma. However, people who experience whiplash may develop one or more of the following symptoms, usually within the first few days after the injury:
• Shoulder pain or pain between the
• Lower back pain
• Pain or numbness in the arm or hand
• Difficulty concentrating or remembering
• Sleep disturbances
Comprehensive Migraine Treatment
A migraine attack is more than just a bad headache – it causes terrible, throbbing pain on one side of your head. Migraines also cause sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and aura, a "feeling" or series of sensations that come before a migraine attack. These sensations, include changes in your vision, such as seeing bright lights, jagged lines or blind spots. When left untreated, migraines can last from four hours up to three days.
Cluster headaches are severe pain focused around or behind one eye. They cause tears, a stuffy or runny nose, flushing and swelling of the eyelid on the same side as the pain. These can last from a few minutes to more than two hours. They can even occur up to eight times in a day and continue to hit you in "clusters" over a period of a few weeks to several months.
These create a feeling of pressure or tightening on both sides of your head. The pain is usually mild to moderate and can last from just a few minutes up to a few days, several times per month.
Sinus headaches cause pain behind the forehead, cheeks and around the eyes. The pain is usually mild to severe and may be worse in the early morning. Other symptoms include fever, stuffy nose, exhaustion, swollen lymph nodes and a green or yellow discharge from your nose. Many people who think they have sinus headaches don't have these symptoms and just have pain high in their cheeks. It is more likely that they actually have migraines.
These are often associated with changing hormone levels during menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. Chemically-induced hormone changes, such as with birth control pills, also trigger these headaches in some women.
Contact us to begin living a life free of migraines with our specialized treatment services.