Ligament Injury from Auto Accidents
We see many auto injury patients in our Tulsa, OK office, and neck discomfort is the most frequent issue we've encountered in our clinic. It's not unusual when you consider that your neck is vulnerable to very high levels of strain during the course of a collision.
In fact, a 2006 study discovered that the stresses on your neck during a rear-end impact actually pull and damage the ligaments of your cervical spine!
The secret to effective treatment after a car accident is to:
- Get timely care. It's important to repair spinal motion before scar tissue starts to form.
- Keep the injured area mobile. Limiting motion also leads to scar tissue development.
- Encourage recovery. Chiropractic treatments improve blood flow to the injured area, boosting the healing process.
If you live in Tulsa, OK and you've been injured in a car accident, give our office a call today at (918) 832-7880. We'll locate the source of your soreness and help you get back on the road to health!
Tominaga Y, Ndu AB, Coe MP, et al. Neck ligament strength is decreased following whiplash trauma. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006;7:103.