Neck Pain after Car Accidents
Neck pain is the most widespread symptom recorded after a car wreck, and it's not tough to understand why.
During a collision, your torso moves with the car seat while your head stays behind due to inertia. It is this difference in motion that causes injury.
Your spine is susceptible to sprain and strain from shear forces that result from the head and body shifting in different directions. This shearing movement can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spinal column, resulting in pain, swelling and scar tissue. Receiving early treatment, is essential for preventing chronic pain, particularly because of the elevated risk of persistent symptoms in people with whiplash injury.
Research has shown that up to 1 out of 5 individuals may have neck pain difficulties even 10 years after the crash.
If you have been hurt in a wreck, chiropractic Dr. BenEliyahu might be able to help. Research shows 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 prevent the development of long-term pain.
If you have been in a crash and have symptoms of neck pain, Dr. BenEliyahu is here for you. We can establish the root cause of your problem and develop a plan of action to support you in restoring your health. We've helped many patients in Selden, NY improve from these types of problems since 1983.
Call our office today at (631) 736-4414 for a consultation or for more advice.