Orem Car Accident Chiropractor And Muscle Injury
As an Orem car accident chiropractor I see a fair amount of people who have been involved in car accidents. I see the people who have suffered mild to moderate injuries. Those with severe injuries I see after surgery.
The people I see have experienced soft tissue injuries: muscles, tendons and ligaments.
When these tissues are injured they are stretched beyond their normal limits or torn. These injuries are called sprains or strains.
Ligaments sprain. Tendons and muscles strain.
These injuries cause the body to respond with scar tissue. Think of scar tissue as glue that the body puts into injured tissue to hold it together.
Here's what happens in the body:
Someone hits your rear bumper going 20 mph. You've got your seat belt on so that acts like a fulcrum and your head goes backwards, then forward.
That injures the muscles, tendons and ligaments of your neck. The damage to the tissues causes chemicals to be released that result in swelling and pain.
Then the scar tissue develops. There are three characteristics of scar tissue that it's important to know.
Scar tissue is weaker, meaning the probability of additional injury is much higher now than it would otherwise be.
Scar tissue is less flexible so your range of motion and flexibility are reduced.
Scar tissue is more painful. As scar tissue develops it fills with nerve endings that are sensitive. So normal activities can be painful.
For these kinds of injuries chiropractic care is the best option.
Without proper care these three things: weakness, decreased flexibility and more painful will continue.
Sometimes it takes weeks or months for the consequences of scar tissue to be felt.
One of the reasons why it's best to be treated by a chiropractor is because almost immediately after the accident muscle degeneration begins.
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