If you suffer from neck pain after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Moses Ogbemudia sees this type of problem very often in our Capitol Hill, Washington DC office. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works.
The neck is exposed to very high stresses and strains during an auto collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity crash, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a serious 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 your ankle ligaments can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.
When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged tissues become swollen and tender, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
Dr. Moses Ogbemudia has been helping patients in Capitol Hill, Washington DC since 2001, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. 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. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (202) 546-2000 and we'll get you back on the road to health.