Neck pain is the most frequent symptom experienced after an auto injury, and it's not hard to see why.
During a wreck, your torso moves with the seat while your head stays behind due to inertia. It is this difference in movement causes a shearing force that stretches, strains, and pulls the ligaments and tendons of the neck — resulting in whiplash injury or a herniated disc. This may cause inflammation, pain, and a buildup of scar tissue that can limit range of motion if left untreated. The importance of early care for neck pain after auto injury cannot be overstated. Studies have found that up to 20% of patients can have neck pain symptoms even ten years after the crash.
If you have been hurt in an auto collision, chiropractic adjustments, exercise therapies, ART, and EPAT could help. Studies show that chiropractic care can restore neck range of motion and prevent scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other studies show that early intervention can also prevent the development of chronic pain.
If you've been in a car wreck and have signs of neck pain, Dr. Rivano is here for you. We can identify the underlying cause of your problem and formulate a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We have assisted many patients in Florham Park, NJ improve from these types of injuries since .
Call our office today at (973) 845-6282 for an appointment or for more information.