Neck pain is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Aazami sees frequently in our Rockville office. Chiropractic care can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works.
Your neck is subjected to very high stresses and strains during a collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. 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 instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a severe 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 your ankle ligaments can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.
When you experience a sprained ligament, the injured area become swollen and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Dr. Aazami is here in Rockville to help you recover from neck pain. We've been helping patients since 1995 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (240) 221-2666 to make an appointment.