Auto Injury Therapy: Early Intervention

Been injured in a car crash? Dr. Armstrong in Sacramento, CA has been taking care of patients with auto injuries since 1990. Call our clinic today at (916) 483-8441 for an appointment or consultation.

After a car wreck, it's typical for people to wait to get 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 scientific studies show that when a patient gets quick treatment after a crash, they have a better outcome than those patients who wait to get treatment.

During a crash, the structures of your neck can be stretched or torn. You might not feel discomfort right away. But as the tissues become irritated and inflamed, patients often get up the next day sore and with a stiff neck.

Pain and tightness are indicators of damage to the ligaments and muscular tissues of your spine. The body's reaction to injury is to limit movement and to repair the injury by sending white blood cells to the region. Your body will then begin repairing the wounded area by laying down scar tissue.

The problem with scar tissue is that each segment in your neck has a fairly limited range of motion. Scar tissue reduces that mobility even more, and if you don't receive proper chiropractic care, that can result in permanently restricted flexibility, chronic pain, and even spinal deterioration of the joints.

Getting early chiropractic care will break up this pattern by increasing movement in the injured area and by preventing the development of scar tissue.

If you've been in a crash, it's imperative that you see a health care provider without delay to be examined and to start the process of healing.

If you have been in a car crash, Dr. Armstrong is here in Sacramento, CA to help. We can work to pinpoint the underlying source of your pain and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Sacramento, CA heal from these types of injuries since 1990 and we may be able to help you, too!

Call our office today at (916) 483-8441 for a consultation or for more advice.