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Whiplash and Upper Cervical Care

Whiplash and Upper Cervical Chiropractic


Whiplash is a common injury that occurs when the head and neck are abruptly jerked back and forth, often as a result of a car accident or sports injury. This sudden movement can cause damage to the soft tissues in the neck, leading to pain, stiffness, and a range of other symptoms.

Atlas bone with arrow pointing to the top portion of a person's head at the base of the skull

What Can I Do About Whiplash Symptoms?

While many people turn to traditional medical treatments for whiplash, including pain medication and physical therapy, these treatments may not always address the root cause of the issue.

In many cases, the upper cervical spine - the top two vertebrae in the neck (atlas C1 and axis C2) - may be the underlying source of the problem.

How Can Upper Cervical Care Help?

Upper cervical care is a specialized form of chiropractic care that focuses specifically on the top two vertebrae in the neck.

By correcting misalignments in these vertebrae, a chiropractor can help alleviate pain and discomfort associated with whiplash, as well as improve overall neck function.

Upper cervical care is a gentle, non-invasive approach that uses precise adjustments to correct misalignments in the upper cervical spine.

By restoring proper alignment to the spine and restoring the nervous system back to proper functioning, upper cervical care can help reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, and alleviate pain and discomfort.

Doctor pointing to the atlas at the base of the skull Upper cervical care | Gentle | Safe | Effective

Benefits of Upper Cervical Care for Whiplash

Here are some benefits of upper cervical care for whiplash:

  1. Non-Invasive: Upper cervical care is a non-invasive approach to treating headaches, meaning that there are no drugs or surgery involved.

  2. Safe: Upper cervical care is a safe and gentle approach to whiplash injuries, with minimal risk of side effects.

  3. Long-Lasting Results: Unlike pain medication, which only provides temporary relief, upper cervical care can provide long-lasting relief from whiplash injuries by addressing the underlying cause while increasing your quality of life.

  4. Personalized Adjustments: Upper cervical care is a personalized approach to adjusting your specific misalignment that is compromising your nervous system that could be contributing to your whiplash symptoms.


If you have been diagnosed with whiplash, or if you are experiencing neck pain, stiffness, or other symptoms, consider scheduling an appointment with your upper cervical chiropractor who specializes in upper cervical care. With the right care, you can restore proper neurologic function to your nervous system get back to living your life with abundance, joy, and pain-free.

Professional headshot of Dr. Kyle Wilgus, an upper cervical chiropractor, practicing at Owensboro Atlas Center in Owensboro, Kentucky

Dr. Kyle Wilgus

Upper Cervical Doctor

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