Whiplash Therapy and Early Intervention
Dr. Gomez in Charlotte, NC has been taking care of people with car accident related injuries since 2001, and knows the importance of early treatment.
In the aftermath of an auto injury, it's typical for people to delay getting treatment. Most people think, "I'll just wait to see how I feel next week." This approach can be a problem.
A number of medical studies show that when a patient gets prompt treatment after a wreck, they have a better end result than those people who wait to get care.
During a crash, the tissues of your neck can be stretched or torn. 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.
Pain and stiffness are indicators of damage to the ligaments and muscles of your spine. The body's response to injury is to limit activity and to repair the injury by sending white blood cells to the region. Your body will then start repairing the injured area by laying down scar tissue.
The problem with scar tissue is that each joint in your spine has a comparatively limited range of motion. Scar tissue reduces that mobility even more, and if you don't receive proper chiropractic care, that can result in permanently limited flexibility, chronic pain, and even spinal deterioration of the joints.
Getting prompt treatment will break up this pattern by enhancing mobility in the injured region and by preventing the formation of scar tissue.
If you've been in a wreck, it's imperative that you consult a health care professional without delay to be examined and to begin the process of recovery.
If you've been in an auto collision, Dr. Gomez is here in Charlotte, NC to help. We can work to identify the underlying cause of your problem and formulate a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many people in Charlotte, NC improve from these types of injuries since 2001 and we may be able to help you, as well!
Call our office today at (704) 377-0800 for an appointment or for more information.