Neck pain is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Gugerli sees frequently in our Cary office. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after a car crash and see how chiropractic care can help.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after an auto injury. During even a low speed car crash, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. 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 your ankle ligaments can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.
When you experience a sprained ligament, the injured tissues gets swollen and painful, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing movement in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Dr. Gugerli is here in Cary to help you recover from neck pain. We've been helping patients since 1995 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Gugerli will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (919) 589-0909 to make an appointment.