Whiplash Treatment Due to Car Accident
Whiplash after a car accident can be deceiving because severe whiplash symptoms are likely to show up seconds, minutes or hours following a car collision however mild whiplash symptoms usually will have a delayed onset for your injuries to surface.
That is exactly why it’s crucial that you have a Chiropractic examination as soon as possible following any motor vehicle accident. Whiplash is a sprain/strain of the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the neck, and is the most common auto accident injury associated with Phoenix automobile collisions.
Whiplash injuries from a motor vehicle accident may take weeks or even months to recover from.
The doctors and chiropractic physicians are also mindful of the need to document your injuries relating to your neck as well as other injuries sustained in your collision, so that your phoenix car accident attorney can obtain the best possible car accident settlement for you.
Mechanics of Whiplash from a Car Accident
Whiplash is a term used to describe the soft tissue injuries in the neck that occur in 90% of all rear end motor vehicle accidents. These injuries occur when your neck traumatically and abruptly changes from normal anatomic position in an extremely rapid fashion. The first movement the neck moves backwards (extension) and then forward (flexion). Recent studies show that it is the combination of these two successive rapid movements is the one two punch that causes the whiplash.
Statistically, 55% of all neck pain originates from the facet joints and 45% is attributed to irritated soft tissue injury. 40% of people continue to have pain three months following the accident, and about 18% of people will continue to have pain after two years.
The chiropractors and medical doctors of collision injury Chiropractic are well aware of this and work together to provide the best that chiropractic and medicine has to offer to address these specific injuries.
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The most common painful symptoms of whiplash:
- Tenderness, Pain and stiffness in your neck
- Pain across your shoulders
- Numbness or tingling in one or both arms.
- Jaw pain
- Difficulty sleeping
Whiplash Complications-the dangers of not receiving the correct treatment for your neck
Whiplash comes with many negative connotations and the worse of those being that whiplash itself is just a minor injury if it is even an injury at all. Hey it may be human nature just to say to yourself that “This pain will go away by itself”. The problem may lie in the fact that most information on the internet concerning whiplash injury directly associates pain with the degree of injury you sustained. Pain or the lack of pain following whiplash is the worse barometer of your underlying injuries you have most likely received. Your pain can lessen or even go away but that does not mean the underlying injuries have healed at all.
How Your Body Heals After Whiplash Injuries In The Real World
First and foremost the doctors at collision injury chiropractic primary goal is to get you as comfortable as soon as possible but getting you out of pain is only the first step. First and foremost your body sends white blood cells and a cascade of anti-inflammatory agents which sets the stage for the laying down of scar tissue.
Scar tissue is less than meets the eye.
We have all seen an external scar and at first glance these scar tissues appear to be a very sturdy adhesive type of repair tissue. The problem lies in the fact that the fibrotic tissue (think fibers) of scars are a very un-organized type of repair tissue and not as complex as the tissues they are helping to heal. My point being image that external scar tissue you have seen but now imagine that same scar on the inside of your neck where every tissues primary function is to move and stretch in an elastic type of motion. In actuality the scar tissue decreases the ability of your soft tissues to be supple and actually decreases the elasticity of the tissue it is laying down in. In the real world allowing your neck to heal in just the scar or fibrotic stage allows your neck to heal in a compromised bio-mechanical fashion. This occurs in accident victims who are just interested in getting out of pain.
In this scenario the laying down of scar tissue causes lack of elasticity of your soft tissues which leads to deceased range of motion which is counter intuitive to what your neck as well as your spine is designed to do. This leads to disc degeneration, nerve irritation and the return of pain in the form of chronic pain. Not the wisest choice.
Chiropractic Care- More than Meets The Eye When It Comes To Healing Whiplash Injury
Believe it or not Chiropractic management of whiplash injury is the only profession that provides manipulative treatment that takes a spinal joint past its physiological range of motion and therefore stretching the scar tissue while it is being laid down causing the scar tissue to align in a stronger physiological state with less cross fibrosis. The best treatment for Whiplash is to combine Chiropractic and medical treatment for a speedy recovery,
About Chiropractors and Medical Doctors at Collision Injury Chiropractic
If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident it is advisable to attend your whiplash type injuries. Contact the team at https://collisoninjurychiropractic.com. We offer dedicated chiropractic therapy for spine injury sustained in whiplash auto accidents. Our treatments are intended not only to relieve pain, but also to help you recover as much mobility as possible after your accident. Our staff will take care of all of the paperwork for you and also find you a car accident lawyer if you do not have one.
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