Neck discomfort is the most frequent symptom reported after a car crash, and it's not difficult to see why. Dr. Bhasin in Beaverton, OR has been treating patients with neck pain resulting from auto injuries since 1990.
During a crash, 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 vulnerable to sprain and strain from shear forces that result from the head and body moving in different directions. This shearing action can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spine, leading to pain, swelling and scar tissue. Seeking early chiropractic care, is essential for avoiding chronic pain, especially because of the high risk of ongoing symptoms in patients with whiplash.
Studies have found that up to 20% of individuals can have neck pain conditions even ten years after the crash.
If you have been injured in a wreck, chiropractic care might be able to help. Research shows that chiropractic 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 treatment can also help prevent the development of persistent pain.
If you have been in a car crash and have symptoms of neck pain, Dr. Bhasin is here for you. We can pinpoint the underlying source of your problem and formulate a plan of action to support you in reclaiming your health. We've helped many patients in Beaverton, OR heal from these sorts of injuries since 1990.
Call our office today at (503) 642-2845 for a consultation or for more information.