Neck Pain After an Auto Injury
Neck pain is the most prevalent symptom reported after a car crash, and it's not tough to see why.
During a crash, your torso moves with the car seat while your head lags behind due to inertia. It is this difference in movement that results in injury.
Your spinal column is susceptible to sprain and strain from shear forces that result from the head and body moving in different directions. This shearing motion can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spine, leading to pain, inflammation and scar tissue. Seeking early treatment, is necessary for avoiding chronic pain, particularly because of the high risk of ongoing symptoms in patients with whiplash injury.
Researchers have shown that up to 20% of individuals may have neck pain difficulties even 10 years after the crash.
If you've been hurt in a wreck, chiropractic adjustments Dr. Russell might be able to help. Studies show that chiropractic care can help improve neck range of motion and prevent scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other research shows that early intervention can also help preclude the development of long-term pain.
If you've been in a motor vehicle accident and have signs of neck pain, Dr. Russell is here for you. We can establish the root source of your pain and formulate a plan of action to support you in restoring your health. We've helped many people in Henderson, NV heal from these types of injuries since .
Call our office today at (702) 832-1788 for an appointment or for more information.