Neck pain is one of the most common complaints following an auto accident in Fort Myers, Florida. 90% of people involved in a crash report some level of pain centered in the neck.
During a crash, your body moves with the seat as you are strapped in, but your head remains free and lags behind. It is this difference in movement and speed that makes your spine in the neck region vulnerable. This is even more true when the impact is from the side or at an angle.
Your neck is open to sprain and strain that result in whiplash from the force of the impact of the body and head moving in different directions. This motion can stretch or even tear the ligaments and discs. This can result in inflammation, swelling, scar tissue formation, and pain.
Research shows that up to 20% can experience ongoing chronic pain from these auto accident injuries even 10 years or more after the incident.
If you have been injured in an accident, chiropractic care might be able to help. Chiropractic can help improve the range of motion and reduce the incidence of scar tissue formation allowing the body to more fully heal properly allowing for natural full function. Early intervention as soon as possible after a crash can head off the development of ongoing pain.
Call the office of Kaster Chiropractic for an appointment in our Fort Myers, Florida office. We are a full-service chiropractic care center offering state-of-the-art decompression on the Triton (Cervical) and DrX9000 (lumbar), ultrasound therapy, hydrotherapy beds, and in-house massage therapy services.
239-322-2555 or visit us online at www.kasterchiropractic.com to learn more about our practice and how we can help with your condition. We look forward to seeing how we can help!