Neck pain is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda sees frequently in our Henderson, NV office. What causes neck pain after an auto collision? How can a chiropractor help?
The neck is exposed to very high stresses and strains during an auto collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed collision, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a serious 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 wreck, 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 area gets inflamed and sore, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, 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 and Dr. Janda is here to help. 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.