Neck pain is a common problem after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Weinberg sees frequently in our Smyrna, GA office. Let's see why neck pain is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help you recover.
Your neck is exposed to very high forces during an auto collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity wreck, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. 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 wreck, just as your ankle ligaments can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.
When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged area become swollen and sore, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Dr. Weinberg has been helping patients in Smyrna, GA since 1984, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (678) 214-4445 and we'll get you back on the road to health.