If you are dealing with neck pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda sees this type of problem frequently in our Henderson, NV office. Let's look at why neck pain is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help you get better.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after an auto injury. During even a low speed car crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such collisions, 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 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 damaged tissues gets swollen and sore, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
Let us help you recover from neck pain. Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda has helped many patients with the same condition, 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.