Pain and stiffness of the neck is the most frequent symptom disclosed after an auto collision, and it's not tough to understand why. We treat many patients suffering from auto related injuries at our office in St. Paul, MN.
During a wreck, your torso moves with the 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 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 spinal column, resulting in pain, swelling and scar tissue. Getting early chiropractic care, is necessary in order to prevent chronic pain, especially because of the elevated risk of persistent symptoms in patients with whiplash injury.
Studies have established that up to 1 out of 5 patients may have neck pain problems even ten years after the crash.
If you have been injured in a crash, chiropractic might be able to help. Studies indicate that chiropractic care can help restore neck range of motion and reduce the risk of 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 have been in an auto collision and have signs of neck pain, Dr. Slater is here for you. We can identify the root source of your problem and develop a plan of action to support you in reclaiming your health. We have helped many people in St. Paul, MN improve from these sorts of problems.
Call our office today at (651) 699-3366 for an appointment or for more information.