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Neck Injuries

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Introduction to Neck Injuries
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Whether you neck pain is related to a motor vehicle accident (MVA), sporting injury or some other, cause we can help.  At Kinetic Health we have close to 30 years of experience in resolving neck pain.  We have also developed from very non-invasive procedures that we use on patients of any age to address their problems.


Patient educations is extremely important to us, that is why we are providing you with several articles below to help you understand our examination procedures, treatment methods, and exercise recommendations. Each article under this section provides you with key information that will help you make informed choices to resolve your specific problem. These articles will also provide you with video demonstrations depicting some of the  procedures we are using in our clinical practice.

Whiplash Injuries - Part 1

Resolving Whiplash Injuries Part 1 - Biomechanics

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Whiplash injuries or a Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD) is a common group of conditions that often results from a Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC). In Part One of Resolving Whiplash Injuries we reviewed the effects of Stage 1: Vehicle Impact & Stage 2: Neck Hyper-Extension in a whiplash injury (WAD). We also take a look at some of the anatomical structures that are typically involved in these injuries.

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Resolving Whiplash Injuries Part 2 - Biomechanics

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

In Part 2, we focus on Stage 3 – Neck Hyper-Flexion. During Stage 3, almost instantaneously, both the torso and head are flung forward. This forward motion is so strong that if the passenger’s do not have their seat-belt on, they could, depending on force of impact, be thrown right out of their seat into the steering wheel or even be thrown through the window.


Whiplash Injuries Part 3 - Symptoms & Examination

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

The symptoms of a whiplash injury are varied, and potentially cover large regions of the body. Many of these symptoms do not come on immediately, often taking weeks to develop after the initial accident. It is imperative to perform a thorough physical examination after any motor vehicle injury. Delaying this could have significant consequences, both for resolving the injury.


Whiplash Injuries Part 4 - Treatment of WAD Injuries

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Manual therapy should begin as soon as possible, after a complete physical examination (orthopedic and neurological testing) and appropriate imaging has been taken to rule out fractures. Research consistently shows that manual therapy is effective for decreasing pain and improving function.

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Whiplash Injuries Part 5 - Exercises & Treatment

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Exercise is a critical component in rehabilitating WAD injuries. There is strong evidence that shows that exercise combined with manual therapy (manipulation or mobilization) has a substantial effect on reducing pain and increasing range of motion after a WAD.


Resolving Neck Pain Caused by Poor Posture

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Do you sit in front of your computer (or cell phone) for hours on end? If yes, you have probably discovered the havoc it plays on your upper back and neck. Unfortunately for most of us, this problem has gotten much worse with having to work from home and sitting through endless ZOOM communications caused by COVID-19.

Whiplash Injuries - Part 2
Whiplash Injuries - Part 5
Whiplash Injuries - Part 3
Whiplash Injuries - Part 4
Neck Pain & Poor Posture

Expect & Receive The Best Possible Care

At Kinetic Health, we are proud of our high success rate in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and are even happier about the high level of patient satisfaction that we regularly achieve. 


Our comprehensive examination processes, ability to integrate multiple and effective treatment modalities, and our customized treatment and exercise plans ensure that every patient receives a high quality of care that addresses their specific needs.


We have great working relationships with the medical community across the city. You can expect your medical practitioner to receive clear summations of our examination findings with follow-up letters about our treatment results. This collaboration ensures your needs are met effectively.

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