Benko Chiropractic, PC

Early Treatment of Auto Injuries

The sooner we see you in our Shererville office after your injury, the better. After an auto injury, it's common for people to delay getting seeing their chiropractor. A lot people think, "I'll just wait to see how I feel next week." This approach can be a big mistake.

A variety of scientific studies have found that when a person gets early treatment after a wreck, they have a better end result than those patients who wait to get care.

During a crash, the tissues of your neck can be stretched or torn. You might not feel soreness right away. But as the tissues become swollen and inflamed, patients often get up the next day tender and with a stiff neck.

Pain and tightness are signs of trauma to the ligaments and muscular tissues of your spine. The human body's reaction to injury is to prohibit activity and to heal the injury by directing white blood cells to the region. Your body will then begin repairing the injured area by laying down scar tissue.

The trouble with scar tissue is that each segment in your spine has a fairly limited range of motion. Scar tissue decreases that mobility even more, and if you don't receive proper treatment, that can result in permanently limited range of motion, chronic pain, and even spinal degeneration of the joints.

Receiving prompt chiropractic care will break up this pattern by increasing mobility in the injured area and by protecting against the development of scar tissue.

If you've been in a wreck, it's critical that you consult a health care professional without delay to be checked out and to start the process of healing.

If you have been in a car crash, Dr. Benko is here in Schererville, IN to help. We can work to identify the root cause of your problem and formulate a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many people in Schererville, IN heal from these types of injuries since 1991 and we may be able to help you, too!

Call our office today at (219) 322-9999 for an appointment or for more information.