Neck pain is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller sees frequently in our Massillon, OH office. Why is neck pain such a common symptom after a car accident? How can your chiropractor help you heal?
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 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 neck. 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 injured tissues become swollen and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller is conveniently located in Massillon, OH to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (330) 833-2085 and we'll get you back on the road to health.