After a car wreck, it's common for people to wait to get treatment. Many people think, "I'll just wait to see how I feel next week." This mindset can be a problem.
A number of medical studies have found that when a person gets early treatment after a wreck, they have a better outcome than those patients who wait to get help.
During a crash, the tissues of your neck can be stretched or damaged. You may not feel pain right away. But as the tissues become irritated and inflamed, patients often get up the next day sore and with a stiff neck.
Soreness and stiffness are indicators of trauma to the ligaments and muscular tissues of your spine. The body's response to injury is to restrict activity and to heal the injury by directing white blood cells to the region. Your body will then begin mending the damaged area by laying down scar tissue.
The problem with scar tissue is that each joint in your neck has a comparatively limited range of motion. Scar tissue decreases that motion even more, and if you don't receive proper chiropractic care, that can result in permanently restricted mobility, long-term pain, and even spinal deterioration of the joints.
Receiving early treatment will break up this pattern by enhancing mobility in the damaged region and by preventing the development of scar tissue.
If you've been in a collision, it's critical that you see a health care professional right away to be examined and to start the process of healing.
If you have been in a car wreck, Dr. Calantoni is here in Bridesburg, PA to help. We can work to establish the underlying source of your problem and formulate a plan of action to help you restore your health. We've helped many people in Bridesburg, PA recover from these sorts of injuries since 2007 and we may be able to help you, too!
Call our office today at (215) 743-5330 for an appointment or for more information.