Neck discomfort is the most common symptom recorded after a car wreck, and it's not difficult to understand why. Dr. Hitchcock in Athens, GA has been treating patients with neck pain resulting from car crashes since 1978.

During a wreck, your body moves with the seat while your head lags behind due to inertia. It is this difference in motion that leads to injury.

Your spinal column is vulnerable to sprain and stress from shear forces that come from the head and body moving in different directions. This shearing action can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spine, leading to pain, inflammation and scar tissue. Receiving early treatment, is essential in order to prevent chronic pain, particularly because of the elevated risk of persistent symptoms in patients with whiplash.

Studies have established that up to 20% of individuals can have neck pain signs or symptoms even 10 years after the crash.

If you have been injured in a collision, chiropractic might be able to help. Studies indicate that chiropractic care can help restore neck range of motion and prevent scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other research shows that early intervention can also help preclude the development of persistent pain.

If you've been in a motor vehicle accident and have symptoms of neck pain, Dr. Hitchcock is here for you. We can pinpoint the underlying source of your pain and develop a treatment plan to support you in restoring your health. We have helped many people in Athens, GA heal from these sorts of problems since 1978.

Call our office today at (706) 353-8032 for an appointment or for more information.