We deal with many car accident cases in our Tucson office, and a typical symptom our patients report is neck pain. Chiropractic is a great way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Conlee can help you.
Your neck is subjected 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 crash, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts an extreme 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 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 swollen and tender, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps lessen scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Conlee is conveniently located in Tucson to help you recover, 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 pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Give our office a call today at (520) 322-6161 to make an appointment.