We manage many car accident cases in our Smyrna, GA office, and a common symptom our patients report is neck pain. Chiropractic is a great way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Weinberg can help you.
Even in a collision, your head is rapidly thrown back and forth, so it's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom from this type of injury. During even a low speed collision, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your neck 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 car crash, 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 injured tissues become inflamed and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured region, 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 assessment to establish the root cause of your problem, 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.