Killeen Auto Injury Treatment: Early Intervention

In the aftermath of an auto collision, it's typical for people to hold off on getting treatment. A lot people think, "I'll just wait to see how I feel next week." This mindset can be a problem.

A variety of medical studies have found that when a patient gets prompt treatment after a crash, they have a better outcome than those patients who wait to get care.

During a crash, the tissues of your neck can be stretched or torn. You may not feel discomfort right away. But as the tissues become irritated and inflamed, people often wake up the next day sore and with a stiff neck.

Soreness and stiffness are signs of trauma to the ligaments and muscles of your spine. The human body's response to injury is to prohibit motion and to repair the damage by directing 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 restricted range of motion. Scar tissue decreases that mobility even more, and if you don't receive proper treatment, that can result in permanently restricted range of motion, persistent pain, and even spinal degeneration of the joints.

Receiving early chiropractic care will break up this pattern by increasing mobility in the damaged area and by protecting against the formation of scar tissue.

If you've been in a collision, it's important that you consult a health care provider without delay to be checked out and to begin the process of recovery.

If you've been in a motor vehicle accident, Dr. Dorn is here in Killeen, TX to help. We can work to identify the root source of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We've helped many people in Killeen, TX heal from these types of problems since 1998 and we might be able to help you, as well!

Call our office today at (254) 690-7090 for a consultation or for more information.