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Basics of Spinal Anatomy

At Back to Basics Chiropractic in Kennewick, we want our patients to have a basic understanding of how to care for themselves and of what issues may affect them. In order to do that, they’re going to need a basic understanding of what we mean when we talk about the spine.
The spinal column is made up of thirty-four vertebra bones, each of which is numbered for medical purposes. At its base, the bones are fused together in two structures, the sacrum and coccyx, leaving twenty-four singular vertebral bones. The bones in the neck are called cervical vertebrae, while those in the chest are thoracic and those in the lower back are called lumbar. The vertebrae are separated from each other by spongy discs, with the exceptions of the top two cervical vertebrae and the coccyx. Injuries to these discs are the cause of many cases of back pain.
The vertebrae have arch-shaped structures protruding from their backs. The spinal cord, the bundle of nerves which transmits messages between the brain and…

Whiplash Causes and Treatment

Whiplash is a common injury that can occur from an automobile accident, or even from a rollercoaster at an amusement park. Whiplash results when the muscles and ligaments (soft tissues) of the neck extend beyond their natural range-of-motion. Whiplash may cause pain and discomfort after impact, but it can also present no symptoms at all. If you’ve experience neck trauma of any kind, visit one of our doctors at Back to Basics Chiropractic to discuss your treatment options.
Symptoms associated with whiplash include but are not limited to neck pain and stiffness, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, and/or constant fatigue. Symptoms are not always present which is why it’s important to receive a proper diagnosis. Treatment for whiplash will depend on the severity of the condition but methods may include massage, electrical muscle stimulation, or a spinal adjustment.
If you have questions or concerns regarding whiplash or if you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, please give us a c…

Workers Compensation

Because our doctors at Back to Basics Chiropractic Care focus on the musculoskeletal system, we are happy to assist you during a workers compensation case. We are dedicated to bringing healing to the members of the community and that is what sets us apart from everyone else. If you aren’t sure what type of injury is a work-related injury, allow us to inform you.  
A work-related injury is one that happened while you were doing something on behalf of your employer or otherwise in the course of employment. Most injuries that can be classified as work-related are those that occur at the workplace, but also may occur in company-owned trucks and other locations as long as the employee was doing something related to his or her job. Receiving chiropractic care after physical trauma will help you restore optimal function to your body.  Locating the source of your injury could be the difference between fixing an issue and living with something for a long period of time.  
If you have questions o…