Whiplash Treatment - Early Intervention

After a car wreck, it's common for people to wait to get treatment. Most people think, "I'll just wait to see how I feel next week." This approach can be a blunder.

A number of scientific studies show that when a person gets prompt treatment after a wreck, they have a better end result than those patients who wait to get help. During a crash, the tissues of your neck can be stretched or torn. You might not feel discomfort right away. But as the tissues become irritated and inflamed, people often get up the next day tender and with a stiff neck.

Pain and tightness are signs of trauma to the ligaments and muscular tissues of your neck. The body's response to injury is to restrict activity and to repair the injury by directing white blood cells to the region. Your body will then begin mending the wounded area by laying down scar tissue.

The trouble with scar tissue is that each segment in your spine has a fairly limited range of motion. Scar tissue reduces that motion even more, and if you don't receive proper chiropractic care, that can result in permanently limited mobility, persistent pain, and even spinal degeneration of the joints. Receiving early treatment will break up this pattern by enhancing motion in the injured area and by preventing the formation of scar tissue.

If you've been in a wreck, it's critical that you consult a health care provider without delay to be examined and to begin the process of healing. If you've been in a crash, Dr. Schulz is here in Mandeville, LA to help. We can work to identify the root cause of your pain and formulate a plan of action to help you restore your health. We've helped many people in Mandeville, LA heal from these types of injuries since 2003 and we might be able to help you, as well!

Call our office today at (985) 809-3135 for an appointment or for more information.