Dr. Slater in St. Paul, MN has been taking care of people with auto accident related pains since 1981, and knows the importance of early treatment.
After an auto collision, it's common for people to hold off on getting treatment. A lot of people think, "I'll just wait to see how I feel next week." Unfortunately this approach can be a mistake.
A number of clinical studies have found that when a patient gets prompt treatment after a crash, they have a better outcome than those people who wait to get help.
During a collision, the tissues of your neck can be stretched or damaged. You may not feel pain right away. But as the tissues become irritated and inflamed, patients often wake up the next day tender and with a stiff neck.
Pain and tightness are indicators of damage to the ligaments and muscular tissues of your spine. The body's reaction to injury is to restrict motion and to heal the damage by directing white blood cells to the region. Your body will then start mending the damaged area by laying down scar tissue.
The problem with scar tissue is that each joint in your neck has a comparatively limited range of motion. Scar tissue decreases that mobility even more, and if you don't receive proper chiropractic care, that can result in permanently limited range of motion, chronic pain, and even spinal deterioration of the joints.
Receiving early treatment will break up this pattern by increasing mobility in the injured region and by protecting against the development of scar tissue.
If you've been in a crash, it's critical that you consult a health care professional right away to be checked out and to begin the process of recovery.
If you've been in a car crash, Dr. Slater is here in St. Paul, MN to help. We can work to identify the underlying source of your problem and develop a plan of action to help you restore your health. We have helped many patients in St. Paul, MN heal from these types of problems since and we might be able to help you, too!
Call our office today at (651) 699-3366 for a consultation or for more information.