We work with many car accident cases in our Shoreview, MN office, and a common symptom our patients report is neck pain. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an accident and see how chiropractic care can help.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after a crash. During even a low speed wreck, your head is subjected 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 severe strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your neck 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 painful, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Jane Steffen Bye is conveniently located in Shoreview, MN to help you heal, 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 symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Call us today at (651) 483-4040 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.