Neck Pain After a Car Crash
Neck pain is the most prevalent symptom documented after an auto injury, and it's not hard to see why.
During a crash, your body moves with the car seat while your head lags behind due to inertia. It is this difference in motion that results in injury.
Your spine is prone to sprain and stress from shear forces that result from the head and body going in different directions. This shearing action can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spine, causing pain, swelling and scar tissue. Receiving early treatment, is essential for preventing chronic pain, particularly because of the high risk of ongoing symptoms in individuals with whiplash.
Researchers have found that up to 1 out of 5 individuals may have neck pain problems even 10 years after the collision.
If you've been hurt in a wreck, chiropractic care Dr. Armstrong might be able to help. Studies show that chiropractic care can help improve neck range of motion and prevent scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other studies show that early intervention can also help preclude the development of persistent pain.
If you have been in a car crash and have signs of neck pain, Dr. Armstrong is here for you. We can establish the underlying cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan to support you in restoring your health. We have helped many patients in Sacramento, CA recover from these sorts of injuries since 1990.
Call our office today at (916) 483-8441 for an appointment or for more information.