Vitality Chiropractic Successful in Treating Des Moines Neck Pain | Reuters

DES MOINES, Wash., May 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Des Moines chiropractor, Dr. Bonnie Verhunce, has had success helping patients overcome neck pain from injuries, stress, and strains. Dr. Verhunce, who runs Vitality Chiropractic, stated that neck pain stems from a variety of sources and the type of treatment needed depends on the source. Whiplash is a common neck injury that causes a sore neck and can also lead to headache, migraine and dizziness symptoms. Dr. Verhunce said she often sees stress and poor ergonomic working habits causing painful neck strains. She has had success treating these injuries through a combination of specific spinal adjustments and therapeutic exercises.

Chiropractor Dr. Verhunce treats hundreds of Des Moines neck pain patientsevery year. "It's truly amazing how many things can cause neck aches. Whiplash, for example, is a tricky condition because a lot of people think you only get it in a car accident. But you can get whiplash from slipping on a wet floor, or in a sports accident, or even on a carnival ride. People suffering from long-term stress are also susceptible to neck strains because they go around with their neck muscles tensed up, which can also lead to tension headaches."

Dr. Verhunce says that most cases of neck soreness can be traced to a misalignment in cervical vertebrae. She explains that the neck is the most vulnerable part of the spine, so even low-speed accidents can cause misalignments when the head and body are jerked into different directions. Stress and poor posture, on the other hand, can lead to muscle and soft-tissue strains that gradually pull the neck out of alignment.

The Des Moines chiropractor uses several different spinal adjustment techniques in her office, depending upon the patient's condition. Depending on the location and extent of the misalignment, she uses a combination of adjustment techniques to work the cervical spine back into natural alignment. Dr. Verhunce is trained to administer the Diversified, Torque Release, Toggle Recoil and Webster adjustment techniques. The Toggle Recoil technique in particular directs specific directional thrusts designed to realign neck vertebrae, but combinations of the other techniques may also be used.

Dr. Verhunce also recommends correctional exercises for patients with neck and other injuries. "As a chiropractor, my goal is to treat the whole patient, not just the isolated symptoms. With neck injuries, fibromyalgia, migrainesall of which can also be aggravated by misaligned neck vertebraethe key is to address them from all angles. We provide adjustments to correct the alignment issues and exercise to restore strength and flexibility so that future injuries are less likely."

Dr. Bonnie Verhunce is a member of WSCA, ICA and is certified by the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association to treat expectant mothers and babies. Her website is

CONTACT: Vitality Chiropractic 1-888-667-5235

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