Involved in an Auto Accident?
Please see Dr. Aguero to ensure proper healing... At South Tampa Chiropractic Clinic, we have been treating auto accident injuries for more than a decade.
Whiplash injury to the neck, or cervical sprain/strain, is by far the most common injury that results from a car accident. Sprains and strains are referred to as soft tissue injuries (soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, and ligaments).
Soft tissue injuries, for the most part are invisible on x-rays and often overlooked. Soft tissue injuries can cause severe debilitating pain after a car accident.
Worse yet, if a soft tissue injury is not directly addressed with proper rehabilitation, and left untreated and unresolved, the injured muscles and other soft tissues can end up causing chronic pain for months...even years following the accident.
Soft tissue damage is usually more serious than a bone injury since bone heals with calcium which is one of the naturally occurring substances of bone; whereas, soft tissue, usually takes longer to heal after an injury with fibrotic or scar tissue. This scar tissue is different from the original soft tissue, and is usually less pliable after repair. This "fibrotic tissue" or "scarring" begins within 48 hours after trauma, so it is vital that you seek care as soon as possible.
When injured muscles heal with scar tissue, it leaves them weaker, less elastic, painful and prone to re-injury. Active and passive therapies administered by Dr. Aguero help to restore muscle strength, flexibility, and normal function by correcting or "aligning" the scar tissue. This will allow soft tissue to heal healthier with less chance of future pain and dysfunction.