Of the over 2 million rear-end accidents in the United States every year, a significant number of folks end up suffering from long-term pain and disability. Some research shows that 18% of people are still in pain a year after a crash.
Dr. Ashkan Aazami sees many auto injury cases in our Landover Hills, District Heights and Rockville, MD location, and we oftentimes see people who have been hurting for many years and have not been able to find help. Dr. Ashkan Aazami has great success in treating these patients.
The Roots of Chronic Pain
During a crash, the structures of your neck and back can be sprained or torn. The injured area becomes swollen and irritated and sends pain signals to the spinal cord and central nervous system.
Pain tells your body that something is wrong, which tells the muscles in the injured area to contract to shield the area from further harm.
If the injury isn't treated right away, a negative cycle develops. The hurt area keeps sending pain signals and each time, your nervous system responds. This brings about a feedback loop in your nervous system that researchers refer to as "central sensitization." Your nervous system basically becomes oversensitive to any kind of stimulation, causing chronic pain.
Dr. Ashkan Aazami is able to help this kind of issue, as chiropractic care is a proven way to restore your nervous system's healthy functioning. Research shows that adjustments are successful at relieving pain from car accidents and shows that chiropractic actually has positive effects on the pain centers of the brain.
If you live in Landover Hills, District Heights and Rockville, MD and have been in a crash, you don't have to suffer with chronic pain. Give Dr. Ashkan Aazami a call today at (301) 322-7777 for a consultation or appointment.