Chiropractic Relieves Neck Pain After Car Crashes

Chiropractic Therapy Helps Relieve Neck Issues After Auto Injury

You’re driving along and then BAM you’ve been in a car accident. Even if the impact didn't seem that serious in the beginning, you might find yourself with issues and a stiff neck over the next few days or weeks.

Understanding Why This Occurs? Can Chiropractic Therapy Help?

A auto collision happens very fast, and the forces on your body can be quite dramatic, causing your neck muscles and ligaments to stretch or tear. Whiplash is the most common type of injury sustained in a car crash, and it can be very agonizing. In fact, whiplash can cause neck problems that lasts for months or even years.

There are a few factors that can increase your risk of injury. First, rear-end collisions tend to cause more neck injuries than frontal collisions. Second, there is some evidence that women are more likely to get injured in a auto collision than men. Lastly, if your vehicle has poor headrests, they may not have adequately protected your head and neck from the force of the impact.

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to ease your neck pain after a car accident. Heat or ice treatment may also help to calm your sore muscles. Gentle stretching exercises can help keep your muscles from getting too stiff. And, of course, chiropractic care to help restore the healthy functioning of your neck and spine.

If you are feeling discomfort due to a auto collision, even a minor one, you may feel neck pain as a result of whiplash. Don't wait to get help. Studies shows that chiropractic care is best for these types of injuries, so call Dr. Poelking in Kettering right away if you've been in a car accident.

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    For over 20 years, Poelking Chiropractic has been treating patients in the Dayton Ohio area (Kettering, Centerville, Oakwood, Beavercreek, Belmont, Fairborn, Springboro...). Through chiropractic care and other non-invasive methods, we provide effective relief for those suffering from disc bulges/protrusions/herniations, degenerative disc disease, stenosis, sciatica, arthritis, whiplash and other causes of neck and low back pain.