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What causes persistent pain after a car crash?

Burton, MI neck pain and headache treatmentApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt every year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries fairly quickly, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Burton, MI office. Fortunately, Dr. Elganainy is here to help you recover from your auto injury.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was carried out on 28 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments and 93 percent of them experienced pain relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic is a great way to avoid chronic pain after a crash.

It's important to remember that research has also found that putting off treatment after a car crash can negatively affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Elganainy immediately is key to having a speedier recovery.

We Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Pain After a Car Accident

Dr. Elganainy has helped many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Burton, MI office today for more information or an appointment.

References

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.
 

Chronic Pain, Car Crashes, and Chiropractic

Burton, MI auto injury recoveryApproximately 2.3 million people are injured each year in auto accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to heal from their injuries fairly quickly, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Burton, MI office. Thankfully, Dr. Elganainy is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was carried out on 28 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic treatment and 93 percent of them experienced pain relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic care is a great way to avoid long-term pain after a crash.

It's important to remember that research has also found that delaying treatment after a car crash can adversely affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Elganainy immediately is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Pain After a Car Collision

Dr. Elganainy has worked with many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Burton, MI office today for more information or an appointment.

Sources

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.
 

Burton, MI Neck Pain and Car Crashes

We work with many auto injury cases in our Burton, MI office, and a common symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you suffer from neck pain after an auto collision, don't despair. Dr. Elganainy sees this type of problem very often in our Burton, MI office. Neck pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Elganainy sees often in our Burton, MI office. What causes neck pain after an auto collision? How can a chiropractor help? Why is neck pain such a common condition after a car accident? How can your chiropractor help you get better? Let's see why neck pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you heal. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an accident and see how your chiropractor can help. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works. Chiropractic is a great way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Elganainy can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after a crash. Even in a collision, your head is rapidly thrown back and forth, so it's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom from this type of injury. Your neck is exposed to very high forces during a car accident, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity car crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your neck are held together with strong bands of tissue called ligaments, and these ligaments provide stability for your neck. These ligaments can be sprained during a car crash, just as the ligaments in your ankle can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the injured tissues gets swollen and sore, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.

Dr. Elganainy Can Help People Find Comfort From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Faster

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Elganainy is conveniently located in Burton, MI to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're experiencing neck pain, Dr. Elganainy is here to help. Dr. Elganainy has been helping patients in Burton, MI since 2003, so we know what you're suffering from. We're here to help you, too. Let us help you recover from neck pain. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Next, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Elganainy will determine what's causing your pain and then will work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (810) 715-7746 to make an appointment.

 

Headache and Car Crashes

Headache is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Elganainy sees frequently in our Burton, MI office. Let's see why headache is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help you recover.

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by a car accident, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a collision, the neck muscles can be damaged, which causes swelling and pain. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.

Another common cause of pain after a crash that we see in our Burton, MI office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get therapy for this type of problem to avoid the creation of scar tissue.

Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by car crashes. Dr. Elganainy can help reduce the inflammation and tension in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

You don't have to suffer from headache. Dr. Elganainy is conveniently located in Burton, MI to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Call us today at (810) 715-7746 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

If you are dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome after a car crash, don't worry. Dr. Elganainy sees this type of problem frequently in our Burton, MI office. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common symptom after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help you heal?

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of room, so they pass underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a crash, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become inflamed and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts motion and puts stress on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Burton, MI Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Elganainy will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Elganainy is here in Burton, MI to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. We've been helping patients since 2003 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (810) 715-7746 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Back Pain and Auto Injury

If you are dealing with back pain after a car accident, you're not alone. Dr. Elganainy sees this type of condition very often in our Burton, MI office. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for back pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes back pain and why chiropractic works.

During a rear-end motor vehicle accident, your car and car seat are quickly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your back, the car seat can put inconsistent force on your lower back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the ligaments that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

You don't have to suffer from back pain. Dr. Elganainy is conveniently located in Burton, MI to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (810) 715-7746 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

If you have shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't despair. Dr. Elganainy sees this type of problem frequently in our Burton, MI office. The key to recovering from shoulder pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.

Direct trauma can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.

More frequently, Dr. Elganainy finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated both kinds of shoulder pain in our Burton, MI office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, Dr. Elganainy is here to help. Dr. Elganainy will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (810) 715-7746 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.