Neck pain is a common symptom after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda sees often in our Henderson, NV office. 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 collision, 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 speed collision, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, 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 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 tissues gets swollen and tender, and that's what happens after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda is here in Henderson, NV to help you recover from neck pain. We've been helping patients since 1990 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (702) 990-2225 to make an appointment.