If you have neck pain after a car crash, don’t despair. Dr. Joseph Hakimi sees this type of condition very often in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let’s examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic treatment works.
Your neck is exposed to very high forces during an auto collision, 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 crashes, 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 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 car crash, 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 become inflamed and tender, and that’s what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Dr. Joseph Hakimi is here in Mid-Wilshire, LA to help you recover from neck pain. We’ve been helping patients since 1998 and we can probably help you, too. First, we’ll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body’s natural functioning. Call us today at (213) 984-4575 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.