Neck pain is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Our Chiropractor sees often in our Metro Atlanta office. Chiropractic can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after a crash. During even a low speed car crash, your head is exposed 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 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 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 swollen and painful, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Our Chiropractor is conveniently located in Metro Atlanta to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. Our Chiropractor will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (404) 320-6504 and we'll get you back on the road to health.