Neck pain is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Palmer sees often in our Depew office. Let's see why neck pain is commonly experienced after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help you recover.
Your neck is subjected to very high stresses and strains during a collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, 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 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 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 tissues gets inflamed and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
Dr. Palmer is here in Depew to help you recover from neck pain. We've been helping patients since 2002 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Palmer will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (716) 668-2225 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.