Neck discomfort is the most common symptom reported after a car crash, and it's not tough to understand 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 contributes to injury.
Your spinal column is susceptible to sprain and stress from shear forces that result from the head and body going in different directions. This shearing motion can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spine, producing pain, irritation, and eventually the development of harmful scar tissue. Receiving early treatment,is key for avoiding chronic pain, especially because of the elevated risk of ongoing symptoms in patients with whiplash injury.
Studies have found that up to 1 out of 5 people can have neck pain signs or symptoms even ten years after the collision.
If you have been hurt in a collision, chiropractor Dr. Pozarnsky might be able to help. Studies indicate that chiropractic can restore neck range of motion and reduce the risk of scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other studies show that early intervention may prevent the development of chronic pain.
If you've been in a car crash and have signs of neck pain, Dr. Pozarnsky is here for you. We can establish the underlying source of your problem and formulate a plan of action to support you in reclaiming your health. We've helped many patients in Fargo, ND heal from injuries after a car accident.
Call our office today at (701) 893-7878 for a consultation or for more advice.