Neck pain is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Dahlager sees frequently in our Noblesville office. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after a car crash and see how chiropractic care can help.
The neck is subjected 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 speed car crash, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the neck. 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 collision, 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 gets inflamed 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.
Let us help you recover from neck pain. Dr. Dahlager has helped many people with the same problem, 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. Call us today at (317) 214-7218 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.