Neck Pain After an Auto Injury
In our clinic, we've seen a lot of auto injury cases over the years and neck pain is the most prevalent symptom our patients report after an auto collision. It's not tough to understand why.
During a collision, your body moves with the car seat while your head lags behind due to inertia. It is this difference in movement that contributes to injury.
Your spine is prone to sprain and stress from shear forces that come from the head and body going in different directions. This shearing motion can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spine, producing pain, swelling and scar tissue. Receiving early chiropractic care,is key for preventing chronic pain, especially because of the high risk of persistent symptoms in people with whiplash .
Research has found that up to 1 out of 5 patients can have neck pain symptoms even 10 years after the crash.
If you've been hurt in a collision, chiropractic Dr. Benko might be able to help. Research shows that chiropractic care can help restore neck range of motion and reduce the risk of scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other studies show that early treatment can also help preclude the development of long-term pain.
If you have been in an auto collision and have signs of neck pain, Dr. Benko is here for you. We can pinpoint the root cause of your pain and formulate a treatment plan to support you in reclaiming your health. We've helped many people in Schererville, Dyer, Highland, and Crown Point, Indiana recover from these types of problems since 1991.
Call our office today at (219) 322-9999 for a consultation or for more advice.