Due to the tremendous force of impact in many car accidents, the ligaments that hold the head and neck strongly in place can tear or stretch. This can lead to acute on-set pain as well as long-term chronic pain conditions.
Ligaments are bands of tissue that keep the spine, head, and neck stable as well as protect the nerves in the spine.
A study in 2006 conducted in Japan performed an anatomical study of the forces of impact on the human neck under a simulated whiplash motion. The conclusion was found that even a minor impact collision can stretch ligaments to a point where the ability to stabilize the spine is reduced.
Weakened ligaments can result in chronic pain and even disability due to loss of stability and integrity of the spine.
The sooner you seek treatment the more likely the body is to heal. Your chiropractor can determine the extent of your injury, identify the root source of the pain, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you build back strength and restabilize the spine.
It is important to note that in Florida, the laws applying to PIP (Personal injury protection) insurance state strictly that you have only 14 days to establish care (visit a doctor) in relation to your accident. At Kaster Chiropractic of Fort Myers, Florida we do all of the paperwork for you. All you need to do is give us a call and let us know you were in an accident and wish to be seen and treated.
We are Fort Myers accident specialists. We focus on pain management and relief. We know auto accidents can be traumatic and our goal is to help you relax and heal to the very best of your body’s ability.
Call 239-332-2555 to schedule your appointment or visit www.kasterchiropractic.com to learn more!