Whiplash Treatment and Early Intervention
Following an auto injury, it's typical for people to wait to see a doctor. A lot of people think, "I'll just wait to see how I feel next week." This mindset can be a problem.
A variety of medical studies show that when a patient gets prompt treatment after a wreck, they have a better end result than those patients who wait to get help.
During a collision, the structures of your neck can be stretched or damaged. You may not feel pain right away. But as the tissues become irritated and inflamed, people often get up the next day tender and with a stiff neck.
Soreness and tightness are indicators of damage to the ligaments and muscles of your neck. The human body's response to injury is to limit movement and to heal the injury 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 joint in your neck has a fairly restricted range of motion. Scar tissue decreases that motion even more, and if you don't receive proper care, that can result in permanently restricted range of motion, long-term pain, and even spinal deterioration of the joints.
Getting prompt chiropractic care will break up this pattern by enhancing movement in the injured region and by preventing the development of scar tissue. If you've been in a collision, it's imperative that you contact a health care professional without delay to be checked out and to start the process of recovery.
If you have been in an auto collision, Dr. Smith is here in Daphne, AL to help. We can work to establish the root cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Daphne, AL improve from these types of injuries since 2003 and we might be able to help you, too!
Call our office today at (251) 621-2224 for a consultation or for more advice.