We work with many auto injury cases in our Alpharetta office, and a typical symptom our patients report is neck pain. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help.
Even in a car crash, your head is rapidly thrown back and forth, so it's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom from this type of injury. During even a low speed car crash, your head is subjected to very 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 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 injured tissues become inflamed and painful, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps reduce scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Berklich is conveniently located in Alpharetta to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. 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. Give our office a call today at (770) 475-2225 to make an appointment.