Early Intervention for
Following a car crash, it's common for people to delay getting treatment. A lot of people think, "I'll just wait to see how I feel next week." This approach can be a mistake.
A number of medical studies have found that when a person gets quick treatment after a wreck, they have a better end result than those patients who wait to get care.
During a crash, the tissues of your neck can be stretched or torn. You might not feel discomfort right away. But as the tissues become swollen and inflamed, people often wake up the next day tender and with a stiff neck.
Pain and stiffness are signs of trauma to the ligaments and muscular tissues of your spine. The human body's response to injury is to restrict motion and to heal the injury by directing white blood cells to the region. Your body will then start repairing the wounded area by laying down scar tissue.
The problem with scar tissue is that each joint in your neck has a comparatively restricted range of motion. Scar tissue reduces that motion even more, and if you don't receive proper chiropractic care, that can result in permanently restricted range of motion, chronic pain, and even spinal degeneration of the joints.
Getting prompt chiropractic care will break up this pattern by increasing mobility in the injured area and by preventing the formation of scar tissue.
If you've been in a collision, it's important that you consult a health care provider without delay to be checked out and to begin the process of recovery.
If you've been in an auto collision, Dr. Halverson is here in Brunswick to help. We can work to pinpoint the root source of your pain and formulate a plan of action to help you restore your health. We've helped many patients in Brunswick improve from these sorts of problems for more than 20 years and we may be able to help you, too!
Call our office today at (912) 262-9735 for an appointment or for more information.