Neck pain is the most common symptom disclosed after a car wreck, and it's not tough to understand why.
During a collision, your body moves with the car seat while your head stays behind due to inertia. It is this difference in motion that results in injury.
Your spine is susceptible to sprain and stress from shear forces that come from the head and body moving in different directions. This shearing action can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spine, producing pain, irritation and scar tissue. Getting early chiropractic care, is necessary in order to prevent chronic pain, particularly because of the high risk of persistent symptoms in people with whiplash injury.
Research has established that up to 20% of people may have neck pain conditions even 10 years after the collision.
If you've been injured in a crash, chiropractic adjustments Dr. Dahlager might be able to help. Studies show that chiropractic care can help improve 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've been in a car crash and have signs of neck pain, Dr. Dahlager is here for you. We can pinpoint the underlying cause of your pain and formulate a plan of action to support you in restoring your health. We've helped many people in Westfield, Cicero, Lapel, Fishers and Carmel, IN heal from these sorts of injuries since 1991.
Call our office today at (317) 214-7218 for an appointment or for more advice.