Neck pain is a common symptom after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Weinberg sees often in our Smyrna, GA office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help?
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after a crash. During even a low speed collision, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your spinal column 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 wreck, 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 injured tissues become swollen and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Dr. Weinberg is here in Smyrna, GA to help you recover from neck pain. We've been helping patients since 1984 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (678) 214-4445 to make an appointment.