If you suffer from neck pain after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Poelking sees this type of problem very often in our Kettering office. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after a car accident and see how your chiropractor can help.
Your neck is exposed to very high forces during a car crash, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. 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 collision, 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 tissues gets swollen and sore, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Poelking is conveniently located in Kettering to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (937) 299-2900 to make an appointment.