Neck pain is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Dahlager sees often in our Noblesville office. Chiropractic is a great way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Dahlager can help you.
Your neck is subjected to very high stresses and strains during a crash, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity car crash, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a severe 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 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 area become swollen and tender, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing movement in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Dr. Dahlager has been helping patients in Noblesville since 1991, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Give our office a call today at (317) 214-7218 to make an appointment.