Car Accident-WhiplashIn 2009 there were more than 2 million people in the United States that were injured in an automobile accident according to the National Car Accident Statistics. A whiplash injury is the most common injury that an individual will suffer after a car accident. Whiplash is damage to the soft tissue of the neck, specifically the tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
Injuries to the soft tissue of the neck is not visible on x-ray and can be often times overlooked.If overlooked and not properly treated a whiplash injury can cause scar tissue formation and cause pain for months, years and even decades after an accident.
Dr. Elwart performs a thorough chiropractic examination specifically looking for any whiplash injuries to the cervical region and noting any specific soft tissue changes. Dr. Elwart can help restore muscular strength, flexibility, and normal function to the cervical spine through soft tissue manipulation and cervical spine adjustments. Muscles tend to not fully recover when only given time to heal.
If you have been in a car accident and would like to get a free consultation, give us a call at 586-741-5782 and our friendly staff will be more than happy to set you up with an appointment. We service Macomb County specifically: Clinton Township, Macomb Township, Shelby Township, Mt. Clemens, Warren, Utica and Sterling Heights, Fraser and Roseville.
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