Juneau Chiropractic Helps Neck Problems After Car Crashes

Why is Neck Pain Such a Common Symptom After Car Crashes? How Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help You Recover?

We treat many car accident cases in our Juneau office, and a common symptom our patients report is neck pain. 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.

Even in a collision, 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 exposed 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 serious strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. 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 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 become swollen and tender, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps reduce scar tissue.

Dr. Messerschmidt Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Faster

If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're suffering from neck pain, Dr. Messerschmidt is here to help. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your neck pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (907) 789-1344 to make an appointment.

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