We work with many car accident cases in our Selden and Coram, NY office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help?
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after a crash. During even a low velocity wreck, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, 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 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 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 happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Dr. BenEliyahu has been helping patients in Selden and Coram, NY since 1983, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (631) 736-4414 and we'll get you back on the road to health.