Neck pain is the most common symptom reported after a car wreck, and it's not hard to see why. Dr. Matthew Nuesse has been treating people with neck pain from car accidents since 2013, and we have helped thousands of patients from the surrounding areas of Mariemont, Fairfax, and Anderson, OH.
During a crash, your body moves with the car seat while your head lags behind due to inertia. It is this difference in motion that contributes to injury.
Your spinal column 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 spinal column, inflicting pain, inflammation and scar tissue. Receiving early chiropractic care, is key in order to prevent chronic pain, particularly because of the elevated risk of persistent symptoms in people with whiplash.
Research has found that up to 20% of patients can have neck pain problems even 10 years after the collision.
If you have been injured in a wreck, chiropractic care might be able to help. Studies indicate that chiropractic care 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 long-term pain.
If you have been in a crash and have signs of neck pain, Dr. Matthew Nuesse is here for you. We can pinpoint the underlying source of your pain and develop a treatment plan to support you in reclaiming your health. We've helped many patients in Anderson, OH heal from these sorts of injuries since 2013.
Call our office today at (513) 271-2500 for a consultation or for more advice.