Auto Injuries – Neck Pain- Whiplash, Back Pain in Westfield, Cranford and Scotch Plains NJ.
Whiplash, neck pain and back pain are among the most common injuries sustained in a car accident. Your neck is vulnerable during a collision, especially as your body experiences the fast, forceful movements that occur during an accident.
To understand the anatomy of whiplash, neck and back pain, it helps to understand your body’s anatomy. Your neck is composed of 7 bones (called the cervical vertebrae) that have a big job. With the help of supporting muscles and ligaments, the cervical vertebrae hold up your head and allow it to rotate, bend and twist. Between each vertebrae is a disc that cushions and protects each bone.
When you’re in an auto accident, especially a rear-end collision, your neck unexpectedly experiences powerful jolts, usually forward and backward. (Depending on the speed and direction of impact, your neck can be jostled in any direction). With all of this forceful and unexpected movement, damage can occur to the vertebrae and its supporting nerves, discs, muscles and ligaments. Injuries to your neck and spine can range from minor to severe.
Auto Injury Treatment For You
Everyone experiences whiplash differently, and severity of injury depends on age and the mechanics of the accident, such as speed of impact and direction. Although you may feel symptoms immediately after an auto accident, they may not appear until a few days later
Remember that there are muscles, ligaments and nerves connected to your spine, and all may be affected by the impact of an auto accident. In addition to neck and low back pain, symptoms after an auto injury may also include:
- Decreased ability to move the neck
- Increased pain with neck movement
- Muscles that feel tight or hard
- Headache and stiffness
- Arm tingling or numbness
Chiropractic care at Advanced Wellness of Westfield relieves the pain and discomfort of whiplash and restores your body to normal function. Through hands-on treatment called adjustments, Dr. Pinto re-aligns areas that need special attention.
Before Auto Injury treatment begins, our team will first diagnose the reason for your pain. We will next determine the best treatment plan and provide pain relief through spinal adjustments.
Dr. Pinto may also prescribe home exercises and stretching to improve range of motion, or strategies such as ice on the affected area, for pain relief.
Advanced Wellness of Westfield will be here when you need us.
We provide Auto Injury Treatment services to Clark, Scotch Plains, Cranford, Summit, Springfield, Mountainside, Berkeley Heights, and New Providence NJ. Contact us online or call 908-378-8966 today to find out how we can help you.
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