Killeen Auto Injury Treatment: Neck Pain
Neck discomfort is the most common symptom reported after a car wreck, and it's not hard to understand why.
During a wreck, your torso moves with the seat while your head lags behind due to inertia. It is this difference in movement that results in injury.
Your spine is prone to sprain and stress from shear forces that come from the head and body moving in different directions. This shearing motion can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spine, leading to pain, inflammation and scar tissue. Receiving early treatment, is necessary for avoiding chronic pain, particularly because of the elevated risk of ongoing symptoms in people with whiplash injury.
Research has found that up to 20% of patients can have neck pain difficulties even 10 years after the crash.
If you have been injured in a crash, chiropractor Dr. Dorn might be able to help. Studies show that chiropractic can help improve neck range of motion and prevent scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other research shows that early treatment can also help prevent the development of chronic pain.
If you have been in a car crash and have symptoms of neck pain, Dr. Dorn is here for you. We can identify the root source of your problem and formulate a plan of action to support you in reclaiming your health. We've helped many people in Killeen, TX heal from these types of problems since 1998.
Call our office today at (254) 690-7090 for an appointment or for more advice.