Neck pain is the most frequent symptom recorded after a car wreck, and it's not tough to understand why. Dr. Bendiks in Naperville, IL has been assisting men and women with neck pain from auto accidents since 1984.
During a crash, your body 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 stress from shear forces that come from the head and body going in different directions. This shearing action can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spinal column, producing pain, swelling and scar tissue. Getting early chiropractic care, is key for preventing chronic pain, particularly because of the high risk of ongoing symptoms in individuals with whiplash injury.
Studies have found that up to 20% of patients may have neck pain difficulties even ten years after the crash.
If you've been injured in a crash, chiropractic might be able to help. Research shows that chiropractic care can help restore neck range of motion and prevent scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other research shows that early intervention can also help preclude the development of persistent pain.
If you've been in a car wreck and have symptoms of neck pain, Dr. Bendiks is here for you. We can establish the root source of your problem and develop a plan of action to support you in restoring your health.
Call our office today at (630) 301-0054 for a consultation or for more advice.