Seek Early Treatment after an Auto Accident
In the aftermath of a car crash, it's typical for people to hold off on getting treatment. The vast majority of people think, "I'll just wait to see how I feel next week." This approach can be a problem.
A variety of medical studies have found that when a patient gets prompt treatment after a wreck, they have a better end result than those people who wait to get help.
During a crash, the tissues of your neck can be stretched or torn. You may not feel soreness right away. But as the tissues become irritated and inflamed, people often wake up the next day tender and with a stiff neck.
Soreness and stiffness are signs of damage to the ligaments and muscular tissues of your neck. The body's response to injury is to restrict movement and to heal the damage by sending white blood cells to the area. Your body will then begin repairing the injured area by laying down scar tissue.
The problem with scar tissue is that each segment in your spine has a fairly limited range of motion. Scar tissue decreases that motion even more, and if you don't receive proper care, that can result in permanently restricted flexibility, long-term pain, and even spinal deterioration of the joints.
Receiving early chiropractic care will break up this pattern by enhancing movement in the damaged area and by preventing the development of scar tissue.
If you've been in a wreck, it's imperative that you see a health care professional right away to be examined and to begin the process of healing.
If you've been in a crash, Dr. Bhasin is here in Keizer, OR to help. We can work to pinpoint the underlying cause of your pain and formulate a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Keizer, OR recover from these sorts of problems since 1990 and we may be able to help you, too!
Call our office today at (503) 390-1552 for a consultation or for more advice.