We stay up-to-date with all of the latest scientific research on injury here at Dr. Alys Smith, DC, and studies show that the forces during a crash are so high, the ligaments in your neck can actually be stretched and torn. This causes swelling and tenderness and can lead to the creation of scar tissue. Scar tissue is bad, as it further reduces the normal motion of your spine.
Chiropractic works by restoring that motion and helps to reduce inflammation, pain, and scar tissue in injured tissues. Chiropractic can also work to help you avoid chronic pain that can arise from these types of injuries.
If you live near Seattle, WA and our chiropractic office, give Dr. Alys Smith, DC a call today at (206) 682-1460. We'll be happy to answer any of your questions and work with you to get you back on the road to health.
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