We manage many car accident cases in our Alexandria, KY office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. Chiropractic care can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works.
Even in a car crash, 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 velocity crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your neck 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 car crash, 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 damaged area gets swollen and painful, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Let us help you recover from neck pain. Dr. Michael Wagner D.C. has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Michael Wagner D.C. will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (859) 448-0056 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.