We work with many auto injury cases in our Parma office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an accident 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 velocity wreck, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such accidents, 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 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 gets inflamed and painful, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Baker is conveniently located in Parma to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. Dr. Baker will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (440) 888-6979 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.