Neck pain is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Russell sees frequently in our Henderson, NV 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 problem experienced after a car crash. During even a low speed wreck, your head is exposed 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 an extreme strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. 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 collision, 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 become inflamed and painful, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with neck pain, Dr. Russell is here to help. First, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (702) 990-2225 to make an appointment.