Even a fender bender can leave you with acute back and lingering neck pain. Sometimes symptoms take so long to develop that you have forgotten the car accident that caused them. Here are three things your auto accident chiropractor, Dr. Jason Pape at The Vitality Center in Hauppauge, NY, wants you to know about chiropractic care for acute back and neck pain after a car crash.
Post Manifested Injuries
After a car crash, back pain tends to be an immediate problem, but neck pain often takes weeks and sometimes months to become a significant problem.
That’s due to the nature of your cervical spine, the seven vertebrae in your neck. The bones in your spine are attached directly to the neck muscles. As a result, tiny areas of tissue injury in your neck muscles are repaired after your immune system removes them with swelling and inflammation.
Your immune system may not address these microscopic neck muscle tears. But when they finally are, swelling in these muscles tugs at the vertebrae in your spine and causes misalignment, for which gentle force chiroprActic manipulation is the best treatment.
Holistic Chiropractic Adjustments
There are several ways to relieve neck pain after a car accident caused by misalignment of the spine. You could take potentially addictive opiate pain relievers. They work at first, but as your body gets used to them, you need more and more for less and less pain relief.
You could submit to orthopedic surgery to repair the damage to your cervical spine. Still, most neck and back injuries after auto accidents are treated by gentle chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic adjustments are painless. They move the bones in your spine so they do not press down on nerves. They help you resume your natural posture and range of motion. They are an important part of your chiropractic care. But the most important thing your chiropractor can do for you is something else.
Chiropractic care aims to address the true cause of your pain, not just to control the symptoms. Your chiropractor at The Vitality Center can help you achieve lasting, natural pain relief and better general health.
Call Our Office for Auto Accident Care
Dr. Pape is here to help. Your treatments will often be covered without a deductible by your auto insurance. Call us at (631) 864-2784 or request your appointment online today!