We work with many auto injury cases in our Decatur office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. Let's take a look at why neck pain is commonly experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help you get better.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after a car crash. 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 severe strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your neck 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 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 become swollen and painful, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps reduce scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Harrison is conveniently located in Decatur to help you get better, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. Dr. Harrison will first determine what's causing your neck pain and then will work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (404) 325-2856 to make an appointment.