Following a car wreck, it's common for people to wait to get seeing a doctor. The vast majority 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 show that when a person gets quick treatment after a collision, they have a better outcome than those people 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 irritated and inflamed, patients often get up the next day sore and with a stiff neck.
Soreness and stiffness are signs of damage to the ligaments and muscular tissues of your spine. The body's response to injury is to limit activity and to heal the damage by directing white blood cells to the area. Your body will then begin mending the damaged area by laying down scar tissue.
The trouble with scar tissue is that each segment in your spine has a comparatively limited range of motion. Scar tissue reduces that motion even more, and if you don't receive proper treatment, that can result in permanently restricted mobility, persistent pain, and even spinal degeneration of the joints.
Getting prompt chiropractic care will break up this pattern by increasing motion in the injured region and by preventing the formation of scar tissue. If you've been in a wreck, it's important that you contact a health care professional without delay to be examined and to start the process of recovery.
Dr. Baker is here in Middleburg Heights, OH to help. We can work to identify the root cause of your pain and formulate a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many patients recover from these sorts of problems since and we may be able to help you, as well!
Call our office today at (440) 888-6979 for an appointment or for more advice