Treating Neck Pain after a Car Accident
Neck pain is the most widespread symptom reported after a car crash, and it's not hard to see why.
During a crash, your torso moves with the car seat while your head lags behind due to inertia. It is this difference in motion that contributes to injury.
Your spine is vulnerable to sprain and strain from shear forces that come from the head and body going in different directions. This shearing action can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spinal column, causing pain, inflammation and scar tissue. Getting early chiropractic care, is key for preventing chronic pain, particularly because of the elevated risk of persistent symptoms in people with whiplash .
Studies have shown that up to 20% of individuals can have neck pain signs or symptoms even ten years after the collision.
If you have been injured in a wreck, chiropractic care Dr. Halverson might be able to help. Studies show that chiropractic can help improve neck range of motion and prevent scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other research shows that early intervention can also help preclude the development of chronic pain.
If you've been in a car crash and have signs of neck pain, Dr. Halverson is here for you. We can identify the underlying cause of your pain and formulate a treatment plan to support you in reclaiming your health. We've helped many people in Brunswick, GA recover from these sorts of injuries for over 20 years.
Call our office today at (912) 262-9735 for a consultation or for more advice.