Neck Pain

Have an accident? You need to see an auto injury chiropractor.

Every auto accident causes injury, even if most of the time auto accident injury is subtle and doesn't make itself known for weeks or months. Your auto injury chiropractor in Navarre FL, Dr. Llaird Likens, would like you to know three things about whiplash treatment, neck pain, and why you need to see an auto injury chiropractor even if your accident was just a fender bender.

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The best time to start whiplash treatment is immediately after an auto accident injury.

Whiplash is a condition that doesn't manifest symptoms until your body starts trying to heal. Even a minor car crash involves coming to a sudden stop. Putting the brakes on forward motion makes tiny tears in the muscles in your neck that your immune system eventually clears out with inflammation so new muscle tissue can replace them. The inflammation and swelling of neck muscles causes misalignment of your cervical spine, the vertebrae in your neck. This misalignment can lead to pinched nerves and unfortunate changes in your posture and level of activity that cause more and more different kinds of symptoms that become more and more painful and debilitating.

The best time to see a specialist for whiplash treatment, like Dr. Likens, is before you develop whiplash complications. Immediately after your car crash is ideal.

Chronic neck pain doesn't usually stay confined to the neck.

Nearly all of us experience neck pain at one time or another. Maybe you have neck pain after straining to watch a ball game from the upper deck. Or you get neck pain when you have to work overtime at your computer. Or you get neck pain just before you come down with a cold or the flu.

Acute neck pain may come and go, but chronic neck pain tends to lead to other conditions. Neck pain has a way of becoming headache pain or jaw pain when you change the way you hold your neck muscles to limit neck pain. When neck pain is due to a pinched nerve, you can develop problems in your shoulders and arms.

Don't let neck pain morph into something worse. See your chiropractor now.

You need to see your auto accident injury chiropractor even if all you had was a fender bender. Tiny injuries can grow into significant disability. Chronic pain can be the result of an injury that seemed insignificant at the time. It never hurts to get a thorough exam by your auto accident injury chiropractor.

Dr. Llaird Likens is a certified auto injury chiropractor.

Dr. Likens was certified in whiplash treatment at the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. He is also an acupuncturist and has 15 years of experience treating acute and chronic pain, auto injury, sports injury, and sports performance issues. Contact us online to request an appointment or call us at (850) 939-3339. The offices of Dr. Llaird Likens Chiropractic Center are located at 1816 Alpine Dr, Navarre, FL, 32566.