Neck pain is the most widespread symptom reported after a car wreck, and it's easy to see why. Dr. Jay Woodward & Dr. Abby Power have been treating patients in in Portland, ME with neck pain from car accidents since 1994.
During a collision, your torso moves with the car seat while your head stays behind due to inertia. It is this difference in motion that leads to 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 spinal column, resulting in pain, swelling and scar tissue. Seeking early treatment, is key for avoiding chronic pain, especially because of the high risk of persistent symptoms in people with whiplash.
Studies have shown that up to 20% of people can have neck pain conditions even 10 years after the crash.
If you've been hurt in a collision, chiropractic care might be able to help. Studies show that chiropractic care 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 intervention can also help prevent the development of chronic pain.
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident and have symptoms of neck pain, Drs. Woodward & Power are here for you. We can identify the underlying source of your pain and develop a treatment plan to support you in reclaiming your health. We have helped many people in Portland, ME improve from these sorts of injuries since 1994.
Call our office today at (207) 781-7911 for a consultation or for more information.