Richard was referred by his medical doctor for a Digital Motion X-Ray of his neck. He was experiencing headaches, neck pain and pain in the top part of his shoulders.

  • January 7, 2014

Richard was referred by his medical doctor for a Digital Motion X-Ray of his neck. He was experiencing headaches, neck pain and pain in the top part of his shoulders. He would often feel tightness and the pain in his neck would get worse when he moved.

Within 10 seconds of beginning the test, we diagnosed a major reason Richard was suffering from headaches. As soon as he began to bend his head down, he would note a pulling in the back of his head and at the top of his neck. At the same time on the Digital Motion X-Ray, we could see his first cervical vertebrae twisting side to side and going too far forward. He had ligament damage at the top part of his spine which was causing headaches, pain at the base of his skull and quite a bit of muscle tension.

Essentially, because he had ligaments which were stretched and torn in his neck, his muscles were overcompensating and trying to limit the excess movement in his spine. His muscles were constantly being stretched and pulled which caused them to always feel tight, sore and painful. Because it was at the top of his neck where many nerves go to the head and face, Richard was getting headaches all the time. This is so common after a car accident!

We further noted injuries in the middle and lower part of his neck as well. This happens frequently because there are so many different ways your head and neck get twisted during an accident. Were you wearing a seat belt? Angle of impact. Did you see the accident coming? Were you braced for the impact? Etc. Etc. Car accidents are very complicated but with Digital Motion X-Ray we are consistently helping doctors and patients see the actual injuries and correlate them with the mechanism of injury. This aids the doctor to make sure the patient gets the right care and proper follow-up and helps the patient understand why they feel the way they do.

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