Neck Pain and Auto Injury
Neck discomfort is the most common symptom reported after an auto collision, and it's not hard to see why.
During a wreck, your body moves with the car seat while your head lags behind due to inertia. It is this difference in movement that leads to injury.
Your spinal column is prone to sprain and stress 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, inflicting pain, inflammation and scar tissue. Receiving early chiropractic care, is necessary for avoiding chronic pain, especially because of the high risk of persistent symptoms in patients with whiplash injury.
Researchers have shown that up to 20% of individuals can have neck pain problems even 10 years after the collision.
If you have been hurt in a collision, chiropractic care Dr. David Ray might be able to help. Studies indicate that chiropractic can help restore neck range of motion and prevent scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other research shows that early treatment can also help preclude the development of long-term pain.
If you have been in an auto collision and have signs of neck pain, Dr. David Ray is here for you. We can establish the root source of your problem and develop a plan of action to support you in restoring your health. We have helped many patients in Grants Pass improve from these types of injuries since 2011.
Call our office today at (541) 955-7246 for a consultation or for more information.