Whiplash and Upper Cervical Care

man with neck pain

This patient came to our office complaining of neck pain, stiffness of the neck, and headaches. After only a few adjustments from Vancouver, WA chiropractor Dr. Troy Dreiling, the patient has experienced relief and it shows on their x-rays!






Hello, Dr. Troy here. Zenaptic Chiropractic in Vancouver, Washington.
I want to talk to you about a recent auto accident [patient] that we had. This lady was rear-ended at about 30 mph and unprepared for the collision.

You can see here in a normal cervical curve, the spinal cord is going to be relaxed. You can view hers, she has lost 54 degrees of alignment in her neck. It was missed at the hospital and missed by the therapist. She has been experiencing massive headaches, trouble sleeping, digestion issues, and chronic fatigue.

The other thing that is very important to note is the atlas, which is the first vertebra in the neck. It should point up to 32 degrees, her’s is actually at 10 degrees. She has lost 22 degrees of alignment in the first bone here in the neck. The spinal cord goes through here, the vertebral arteries go through here, the skull rests right on top. Any misalignment in this is going to create tension, headaches and can create vision problem and dizziness.

She has noticed that since her first adjustment, she has slept through the night and reduced her pain medication. She was taking three Advil four times a day and then taking Advil pm at night to sleep. She has reduced those medications as she no longer needs them since we’ve been adjusting and correcting this interference.

I expect to see a full recovery from her. It’s amazing results that we see here at Zenaptic Chiropractic. I always tell patients if you’ve been in a recent accident get in right away so we can check and analyze you to see if your biomechanics and your structure has been altered due to any physical traumas.

This is Dr. Troy in Vancouver Washington at Zenaptic Chiropractic.