Neck pain is a common symptom after a car accident, and it's something that Active Spinal Care sees often in our Reisterstown office. Chiropractic care is a great way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Active Spinal Care can help you.
Your neck is exposed 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 speed collision, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the neck. 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 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 area become swollen and sore, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Active Spinal Care has been helping patients in Reisterstown since 2001, 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 pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (410) 833-8877 and we'll get you back on the road to health.