If you have neck pain after an auto injury, you're not alone. Dr. Weinberg sees this type of condition frequently in our Smyrna, GA office. Why is neck pain such a common condition after an auto injury? How can your chiropractor help you heal?
The neck is subjected to very high forces during a car accident, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed collision, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a serious 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 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 damaged tissues gets swollen and sore, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Let us help you recover from neck pain. Dr. Weinberg has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation 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.