If you’ve ever been involved in an auto accident, you know how terrible the experience can be. Between dealing with insurance and getting your car repaired, it can be an overwhelming experience. For many people, however, there is another factor that must be accounted for. That additional factor is the potential for neck injuries that are all too common during auto accidents.

In many auto accidents, the driver or passenger is exposed to a rapid, violent motion that can strain or tear the ligament in the neck. When the ligaments in the neck are strained, their ability to stabilize the spine. These strained ligaments can lead to chronic pain and even permanent disability if not addressed quickly and effectively, due to the spine losing its stability and structural integrity.

Chiropractors are able to effectively identify the root source of the pain and from there develop a treatment plan to aid in recovery. While traditional medicine generally relies on pain medications which simply cover up pain symptoms, chiropractic treatment addresses the underlying source of the pain. Unlike addressing the pain by the use of pain medications, chiropractic treatment offers a long-term solution to manage the pain and reduce the likelihood of chronic pain.

In order to most effectively reduce the likelihood of developing chronic pain or loss of mobility, it is crucial to seek treatment in a timely manner following the auto accident. By having a chiropractor identify the root source of the pain and develop a treatment plan quickly following the auto accident, the injury can be treated properly by a physician specifically trained in the neck and spine, before further damage can occur.

Specific treatment for neck injuries suffered during an auto accident may vary depending on the specifics of the injury and the person’s past health history. The only way to determine the appropriate treatment for a given situation is for the chiropractor to perform a physical examination of the neck and spine. Once the examination has been performed, the chiropractor can develop a treatment plan that is important for the patient to stick to if they are going to get the best results from the treatment.

If you or someone you know have recently been involved in an auto accident and have been experiencing neck pain, give Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab Inc. a call today at (330) 726-7404 to schedule a free consultation to see how we can help. We have been servicing the Youngstown and Mahoning Valley area since 2001 with convenient locations in Boardman, Hubbard, and Kinsman. At Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab Inc, we are a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation group that treats work comp injuries, whiplash, sports injuries and specializes in much more than just low back pain.