If you suffer from neck pain after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Dahlager sees this type of problem very often in our Noblesville office. Let's look at why neck pain is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how chiropractic can help you recover.
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 crash, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such collisions, 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 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 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 tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with neck pain, Dr. Dahlager is here to help. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to establish the root cause of your neck problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (317) 214-7218 to make an appointment.