Neck pain is the most widespread symptom disclosed after an auto collision, and it's not hard to see why.
During a crash, your torso moves with the seat while your head stays behind due to inertia. It is this difference in motion that results in injury.
Your spine is prone to sprain and strain from shear forces that result from the head and body going in different directions. This shearing movement can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spinal column, producing pain, swelling, and scar tissue. Getting early treatment is essential for preventing chronic pain, especially because of the elevated risk of ongoing symptoms in people with whiplash injury.
Research has established that up to 20% of people may have neck pain signs or symptoms even ten years after the crash.
If you've been hurt in a collision, Dr. Baker might be able to help. Studies show that chiropractic can help improve neck range of motion and reduce the risk of scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other studies show that early intervention can also help prevent the development of chronic pain.
If you have been in a car wreck and have symptoms of neck pain, Dr. Baker is here for you. We can establish the underlying source of your problem and formulate a treatment plan to support you in restoring your health. We've helped many patients in Parma Heights, OH improve from auto injuries.
Call our office today at (440) 888-6979 for a consultation or for more advice.
Dr. Robb Baker