We treat many auto injury cases in our West New York office, and a typical symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you are suffering from neck pain after an auto injury, you're not alone. Dr. Marsh sees this type of condition very often in our West New York office. Neck pain is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Marsh sees often in our West New York office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can a chiropractor or osteopathic treatments help? Why is neck pain such a common problem after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you get better? Let's take a look at why neck pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help you get better. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care and/or osteopathic treatments can help. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works. Chiropractic care is a great way to treat neck pain.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after an auto injury. 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. Your neck is exposed 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 velocity car crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. 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 wreck, 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 happens after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps lessen scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Marsh is conveniently located in West New York to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from neck pain, Dr. Marsh is here to help. Dr. Marsh has been helping patients in West New York since 1980, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. Let us help you recover from neck pain. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Next, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (201) 869-0830 to make an appointment.