In the immediate aftermath of an automobile accident, the extent of damage to your body can be hard to determine alone. Adrenaline, the hormone responsible for preparing your body for high-stress situations, has a numbing effect on pain that will wear off in the days following the accident. Symptoms of underlying damage may not manifest themselves for days or weeks after the collision and all the time the injury is getting worse. Even minor wrecks can cause injury to the back and neck, leaving you feeling stiff and out of sorts.
At Associates in Chiropractic, we often treat patients who are experiencing headache pain in the wake of an automobile accident. Headaches are a symptom commonly associated with damage to spinal ligaments, predominantly in the neck region. During whiplash, the neck is subject to a split-second jarring motion. As it is moved forcefully in opposite directions, upper-cervical joints are damaged and supporting soft tissues are sprained, strained and consequently, inflamed. This damage translates to stiffness of the neck, pain during movement, and tension headaches that range in pain from moderate to severe.
For motorists in the Hackensack area, we will help stop these headaches by addressing their cause: providing treatment to damaged tissuesand restoring the spine to proper alignment to relieve pressure on the nerves. We treat injuries to the neck and back with gentle adjustments of the spinal joints. Massage and manual treatment of inflamed areas can speed the healing process by improving blood flow that carries restorative nutrients to the area in need. By restoring alignment and range of movement, the impact of automobile accidents can be reversed. Reinstilling a sense of calm and confidence post-accident begins with eliminating headache pain. To this end, we offer you our expertise in treating pain sustained from automobile accidents. Our office can help you avoid surgery by correcting your injuries before they reach a chronic, degenerative state. If you have been involved in a car accident in the Hackensack area, your first step on the road to healing should be to call our office at (201) 342-6111 and schedule an appointment.
Dr. Albert Stabile Jr., D.C., C.C.P.C.P., F.I.C.C.