Dr. Weary in Prescott, AZ has been taking care of patients with car crash related injuries since 1982, and knows the importance of early assessment.
In the aftermath of an auto injury, it's typical for people to wait to get treatment. Many people think, "I'll just wait to see how I feel next week." This mindset can be a blunder.
A number of medical studies have found that when a patient gets quick treatment after a collision, they have a better outcome than those patients who wait to get treatment.
During a collision, the tissues of your neck can be stretched or damaged. You may not feel discomfort right away. But as the tissues become irritated and inflamed, patients often get up the next day tender and with a stiff neck.
Soreness and stiffness are indicators of trauma to the ligaments and muscles of your neck. The body's reaction to injury is to restrict movement and to heal the damage by directing white blood cells to the region. Your body will then begin mending the injured area by laying down scar tissue.
The trouble with scar tissue is that each joint in your neck has a comparatively restricted range of motion. Scar tissue decreases that motion even more, and if you don't receive proper chiropractic care, that can result in permanently restricted mobility, long-term pain, and even spinal deterioration of the joints.
Receiving early chiropractic care will break up this pattern by increasing motion in the damaged region and by preventing the development of scar tissue.
If you've been in a collision, it's imperative that you contact a health care provider without delay to be checked out and to begin the process of recovery.
If you have been in a crash, Dr. Weary is here in Prescott, AZ to help. We can work to pinpoint the root source of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many patients in Prescott, AZ improve from these sorts of injuries since 1982 and we might be able to help you, too!
Call our office today at (928) 778-2227 for an appointment or for more information.