Every year, there are millions of auto collisions in the world, and a significant number of people get injured in a crash. While most accidents are "minor," chronic back and neck pain are still frequent health problems. The good news is that chiropractic care is a great way to address these kinds of injuries.
We've helped many auto accident patients in our Stamford, CT office, and Dr. Banc has been treating people with these types of injuries since 1992. During a car accident, your body is exposed to large forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces put stress and strain on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can cause injury to the ligaments that hold your spine together. A collision can cause a wide variety of pain issues.
A ligament tear in the neck can cause pain, swelling, and radicular symptoms in the arm and hand. Chiropractic care works well for these types of injuries, because chiropractic concentrates on restoring the healthy function and mobility of the injured areas.
Dr. Banc Can Help Patients Recover From an Auto Injury
Dr. Banc, your Stamford, CT chiropractor, can assist by reducing inflammation in the injured area and can help decrease the creation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.
You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Learn more about how we can help you get well or call Dr. Banc today at (203) 323-3002.
Jaw or TMJ pain is a fairly common problem reported by people after a car accident, and it can be challenging for some doctors to diagnose the cause of the problem. Complicating the matter, very often you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the incident.
Dr. Banc has treated many individuals with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific literature explains what triggers these types of problems. During a collision, the tissues in your neck are commonly stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. This can clearly cause pain in the neck and back, but since your nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause problems in other parts of your body.
For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling or numbness in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injury, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a collision are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Dr. Banc sees this very often in our Stamford, CT office.
Research Shows Chiropractic Lessens TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident
Research shows that the root of many jaw or TMJ symptoms starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The secret to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. Banc will work to return your spinal column back to health, relieving the inflammation, treating the injured tissues, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.
Dr. Banc has found that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy condition.
If you live in Stamford, CT and you've been hurt in a car crash, Dr. Banc can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 1992, and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (203) 323-3002 for an appointment or consultation.
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Of the roughly 2 million rear-end accidents in the United States every year, a substantial number of people find themselves suffering from long-term pain and impairment. Some research shows that 1 out of 5 people are still in pain 12 months after a collision.
Dr. Banc sees many auto injury patients in our Stamford, CT location, and we frequently see people who have been struggling for many years and have not been able to find help. Dr. Banc has great success in treating these patients.
The Roots of Chronic Pain
During an accident, the structures of your neck and back can be sprained or torn. The injured area becomes swollen and irritated and sends pain impulses to the spinal cord and central nervous system.
Pain tells your body that something is wrong, which tells the muscle tissues in the damaged area to contract to shield the area from further damage.
If the damage isn't managed right away, a negative cycle develops. The damaged area keeps sending pain signals and each time, your central nervous system reacts. This produces a feedback loop in your nervous system that experts refer to as "central sensitization." Your nervous system basically becomes oversensitive to any kind of stimulus, leading to chronic pain.
Dr. Banc is able to help this kind of condition, as chiropractic care is a proven way to restore the nervous system's healthy functioning. Research shows that adjustments are successful at reducing pain from car accidents and shows that chiropractic actually has positive effects on the pain centers of the brain.
If you live in Stamford, CT and have been in a crash, you don't have to suffer with chronic pain. Give Dr. Banc a call today at (203) 323-3002 for a consultation or appointment.
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Approximately 2.3 million people are hurt every year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries relatively quickly, others are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Stamford, CT office. Thankfully, Dr. Banc is here to help you recover from your auto injury.
The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was conducted on 28 individuals diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic care and 93 percent of them found relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic care is a great way to avoid chronic pain after a crash.
It's important to remember that studies have also found that putting off care after a car crash can adversely affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Banc at the earliest opportunity is key to having a quicker recovery.
Dr. Banc has worked with many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Stamford, CT office today for more information or an appointment.
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If you have neck pain after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Banc sees this type of condition very often in our Stamford, CT office. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto collision and see how chiropractic can help.
The neck is exposed to very high forces during a car crash, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity collision, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your spine are held together with strong bands of tissue called ligaments, and these ligaments provide stability for your neck. These ligaments can be sprained during a collision, just as the ligaments in your ankle can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.
When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged tissues become swollen and tender, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with neck pain, Dr. Banc is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Give our office a call today at (203) 323-3002 to make an appointment.
Headache is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Banc sees frequently in our Stamford, CT office. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
There are many different types of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car accident, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes inflammation and soreness. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.
Another common cause of pain after a crash that we see in our Stamford, CT office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get treatment for this type of problem to protect against the development of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Dr. Banc can help reduce the inflammation and strain in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.
Dr. Banc has been helping patients in Stamford, CT since 1992, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Call us today at (203) 323-3002 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.
We treat many car accident cases in in our Stamford, CT office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after an accident and see how chiropractic can help.
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of space, so they pass underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a collision, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become inflamed and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts movement and puts pressure on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or pins and needles in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Stamford, CT Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Banc will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Banc is here in Stamford, CT to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. We've been helping patients since 1992 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (203) 323-3002 and we'll get you back on the road to health.
We manage many car accident cases in in our Stamford, CT office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is back pain. Chiropractic can be very helpful for back pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes back pain and why chiropractic works.
During a rear-end auto collision, your car and car seat are quickly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your spinal column, the car seat can put inconsistent force on your back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential motion can sprain or strain the structures that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.
Let us help you recover from back pain. Dr. Banc has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Banc will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (203) 323-3002 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.
If you have shoulder pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Dr. Banc sees this type of problem often in our Stamford, CT office. Why is shoulder pain such a common symptom after a car crash? How can your chiropractor help you recover?
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end crash. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Banc finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Stamford, CT office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Banc has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Banc will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (203) 323-3002 and we'll get you back on the road to health.
Headache and neck pain are common problems that affect millions of people around the world. If you suffer from this type of condition, you're not alone. The good news is that chiropractic is a great way to not only treat these common issues, but also help prevent future episodes.
Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Neck Pain and Headaches
For many years, people with neck and headache pain in Stamford, CT have been helped by the chiropractic adjustments of Dr. Banc. Our success is supported by a recent review done in Canada that found that non-invasive, non-drug solutions are the best choice for neck and headache pain.
The study looked at 15 studies from 1990 to 2015 and found that conservative treatment comprised of chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and stretches was suggested before resorting to drugs or more invasive treatments.
Earlier studies have shown that chiropractic is effective and safe for neck pain and many other health conditions.
We Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Neck Pain and Headaches
If you're struggling with neck pain or headaches, Dr. Banc and our staff are here to help you recover. Give our Stamford, CT office a call today at (203) 323-3002 for an appointment today.
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