We work with many car accident cases in our Depew / Lancaster 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.
Your neck is exposed to very high stresses and strains during an auto injury, 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 very rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts an extreme 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 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 injured tissues gets inflamed and painful, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Dr. William Palmer is here in Depew / Lancaster to help you recover from neck pain. We've been helping patients since 2002 and we can probably 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 (716) 668-2225 and we'll get you back on the road to health.