Following a car crash, it's typical for people to wait to get treatment. Many people think, "I'll just wait to see how I feel next week." This approach can be a mistake.
A variety of clinical studies have found that when a patient gets quick treatment after a crash, they have a better outcome than those patients who wait to get treatment.
During a crash, the tissues of your neck can be stretched or torn. You might not feel soreness right away. But as the tissues become swollen and inflamed, patients often get up the next day sore and with a stiff neck.
Pain and stiffness are indicators of damage to the ligaments and muscles of your spine. The body's reaction to injury is to prohibit motion and to repair the damage by sending white blood cells to the area. Your body will then start 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 decreases 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.
Getting early chiropractic care will break up this pattern by increasing movement in the damaged area and by preventing the development of scar tissue.
If you've been in a crash, it's imperative that you see a health care provider right away to be examined and to begin the process of healing.
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident, Dr. Palmer is here in Depew, NY to help. We can work to establish the underlying cause of your problem and formulate a plan of action to help you restore your health. We have helped many patients in Depew, NY recover from these sorts of injuries since 1996 and we may be able to help you, as well!
Call our office today at (716) 668-2225 for a consultation or for more advice.