Neck pain is a common condition after an auto injury, and it’s something that Dr. Kaden sees often in our Redondo Beach office. Let’s look at the root cause of neck pain after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help.
Even in a car wreck, 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 speed collision, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, 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 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 damaged area gets inflamed and tender, and that’s what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
Dr. Kaden has been helping patients in Redondo Beach since 2005, so we know what you’re living with. We’re here to help you, too. First, we’ll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body’s natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (310) 251-0862 to make an appointment.