Neck soreness is the most prevalent symptom disclosed after an auto injury, and it's not hard to understand why.
During a collision, your body moves with the seat while your head stays behind due to inertia. It is this difference in motion that leads to injury.
Your spinal column is prone to sprain and strain from shear forces that come from the head and body going in different directions. This shearing movement can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spine, leading to pain, inflammation and scar tissue. Getting early chiropractic care, is necessary in order to prevent chronic pain, especially because of the elevated risk of ongoing symptoms in people with whiplash injury.
Studies have shown that up to 20% of people can have neck pain conditions even ten years after the collision.
If you have been injured in a collision, chiropractic adjustments Dr. Ernst might be able to help. Studies indicate that chiropractic can help improve neck range of motion and prevent scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other studies show that early intervention can also help prevent the development of persistent pain.
If you have been in an auto collision and have signs of neck pain, Dr. Ernst is here for you. We can establish the root source of your pain and formulate a plan of action to support you in restoring your health. We've helped many patients in Arlington, WA recover from these sorts of injuries since 1990.
Call our office today at (360) 659-8464 for a consultation or for more advice.