Dr. Clare M. Ollayos, D.C.

Phone: (847) 888-9988

Dr. Clare Ollayos D.C.

Dr. Clare Ollayos D.C.

To our wonderful patients:

JUNE 1, 2020 update from Dr. Clare Ollayos:
As Illinois transitions into Phase 3 of re-opening, please note In accordance with State of Illinois and professional guidelines for your continued health and safety, I will be continuing to space patient appointments to assist with distancing.

Call 847-888-9988 to make an appointment; if you do get the voice mail, leave a message.

You will still need to wear a mask and until otherwise instructed, I will take your temperature.

KANE COUNTY is offering free drive through testing at the Aurora Outlet Mall and several other sites for all Kane County residents.
Testing is Monday through Sunday, 8-4-p.m. You do not need a doctor's order, nor have any symptoms, nor
have been exposed to someone who tested positive. You just need an I.D. and a working car window.

For more information, call the Kane County Health Department 630-208-3801.

Remember to wash hands frequently, and let's stay healthy!

Describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck. Cervical acceleration-deceleration" (CAD) describes the mechanism of the injury, while the term "whiplash associated disorders" (WAD) describes the injury and symptoms.

upper spineAnatomy

There are four phases that occur during "whiplash":

  1. Initial position (before the collision),
  2. retraction
  3. extension
  4. rebound


In the initial position there is no force on the neck due to inertia keeping it stable. Anterior longitudinal ligament injuries in whiplash may lead to cervical instability. They explain that during the retraction phase that is when the actual "whiplash" occurs, since there is an unusual loading of soft tissues. The next phase is the extension, the whole neck and head switches to extension, and it is stopped or limited by the head restraint. The rebound phase transpires as result of the phases that are mentioned.

During the refraction phase the spine forms an S-Shaped curve, and this caused by the flexion in the upper planes and hyperextension at the lower planes and this exceed their physiological limits this phase the injuries occur to the lower cervical vertebrae. At the extension phase all cervical vertebrae and the head are fully extended, but do not surpass their physiological limits. Most of the injuries happen in C-5 and C-6.

Symptoms

Symptoms reported by sufferers include: pain and aching to the neck and back, referred pain to the shoulders, sensory disturbance (such as pins and needles) to the arms and legs, and headaches. Symptoms can appear directly after the injury, but often are not felt until days afterwards. Whiplash is usually confined to the spine. The most common areas of the spine affected by whiplash are the neck and middle of the spine. "Neck" pain is very common between the shoulder and the neck.