Following an auto injury, it's typical for people to delay getting treatment. Most 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 person gets quick treatment after a wreck, they have a better outcome than those patients who wait to get treatment.
During a collision, the tissues of your neck can be stretched or damaged. You may not feel discomfort right away. But as the tissues become irritated and inflamed, patients often wake up the next day sore and with a stiff neck.
Soreness and stiffness are signs of trauma to the ligaments and muscular tissues of your neck. The human body's response to injury is to prohibit activity and to repair the injury by sending white blood cells to the area. Your body will then begin mending the damaged area by laying down scar tissue.
The trouble with scar tissue is that each segment in your spine has a comparatively limited range of motion. Scar tissue reduces that mobility even more, and if you don't receive proper treatment, that can result in permanently limited mobility, long-term pain, and even spinal degeneration of the joints.
Receiving prompt chiropractic care will break up this pattern by enhancing motion in the injured region and by protecting against the development of scar tissue.
If you've been in a collision, it's important that you see a health care provider right away to be examined and to start the process of healing.
If you've been in a motor vehicle accident, Dr. Pozarnsky is here in Fargo, ND to help. We can work to establish the underlying cause of your pain and formulate a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We've helped many patients in Fargo, ND recover from these sorts of injuries since 2008 and we might be able to help you, as well!
Call our office today at (701) 893-7878 for an appointment or for more information.