After an auto collision, it's common for people to wait to get treatment. A lot of people think, "I'll just wait to see how I feel next week." This mindset can be a mistake.
A variety of medical studies show that when a patient gets prompt treatment after a crash, they have a better outcome than those people who wait to get treatment.
During a collision, the structures of your neck can be stretched or torn. You may not feel discomfort right away. But as the tissues become irritated and inflamed, people often wake up the next day sore and with a stiff neck.
Soreness and tightness are signs of trauma to the ligaments and muscular tissues of your spine. The human body's reaction to injury is to limit motion and to heal the damage by sending white blood cells to the area. Your body will then start mending the injured area by laying down scar tissue.
The problem with scar tissue is that each segment in your spine 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 mobility, persistent pain, and even spinal deterioration of the joints.
Receiving early treatment will break up this pattern by enhancing movement in the injured region and by preventing the formation of scar tissue.
If you've been in a wreck, it's imperative that you contact a health care provider right away to be examined and to start the process of healing.
If you've been in a motor vehicle accident, Dr. BenEliyahu is here in Selden, NY to help. We can work to pinpoint the root cause of your pain and formulate a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many patients in Selden, NY heal from these types of problems since 1983 and we might be able to help you, too!
Call our office today at (631) 736-4414 for an appointment or for more information.