Neck pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. David N. Block Family Chiropractic sees frequently in our Chesapeake office. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. David N. Block Family Chiropractic can help you.
Your neck is subjected to very high forces during a car accident, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed car crash, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts an extreme 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 area become swollen and sore, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. David N. Block Family Chiropractic is conveniently located in Chesapeake to help you recover, 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 pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Call us today at (757) 436-5428 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.