Selden and Coram, NY auto injury treatmentOf the over 2 million rear-end collisions in the United States annually, a substantial number of people find themselves enduring long-term pain and disability. Some research shows that 1 out of 5 people are still in pain one year after an accident.

Dr. BenEliyahu sees many car crash cases in our Selden and Coram, NY office, and we regularly see people who have been suffering for many years and have not been able to find help. Dr. BenEliyahu has great success in treating these patients.

The Cause of Chronic Pain

During an accident, the ligaments of your neck and back can be sprained or torn. The injured area becomes swollen and irritated and transmits pain impulses to the spine and central nervous system.

Pain tells your central nervous system that something is wrong, which tells the muscles in the injured area to contract to protect the area from further trauma.

If the injury isn't managed immediately, a negative cycle develops. The injured area keeps sending pain signals and each time, your central nervous system responds. This brings about a feedback loop in your nervous system that researchers refer to as "central sensitization." Your nervous system basically becomes hypersensitive to any kind of stimulus, leading to chronic pain.

Dr. BenEliyahu is able to help this kind of issue, as chiropractic care is a proven way to restore your nervous system's healthy functioning. Studies show that adjustments are effective at reducing pain from auto injuries and shows that chiropractic in fact has positive effects on the pain centers of the brain.

If you live in Selden and Coram, NY and have been in a collision, you don't have to suffer with chronic pain. Give Dr. BenEliyahu a call today at (631) 736-4414 for a consultation or appointment.

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