We treat many car accident cases in our Tumwater office, and a common symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you have neck pain after an auto injury, you're not alone. Dr. Harrell sees this type of problem very often in our Tumwater office. Neck pain is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Harrell sees often in our Tumwater office. What causes neck pain after an auto injury? How can chiropractic help? Why is neck pain such a common problem after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help you get better? Let's look at why neck pain is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how chiropractic care can help you recover. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after a car crash and see how chiropractic care can help. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help. Chiropractic can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works. Chiropractic is a great way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Harrell can help you.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after a car crash. 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. The neck is exposed to very high forces during a crash, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity wreck, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a severe 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 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 injured tissues gets inflamed and painful, 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 reduce scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Harrell is conveniently located in Tumwater to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from neck pain, Dr. Harrell is here to help. Dr. Harrell has been helping patients in Tumwater since 2009, so we know what you're suffering from. 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 pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Next, we'll do a careful assessment to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Harrell will determine what's causing your pain and then will work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (360) 489-0635 to make an appointment.