Neck pain is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Michael Delson sees frequently in our Springfield, MA office. 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 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. 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 80 or more pounds. This force exerts an extreme 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 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 become inflamed and painful, and that's what happens after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
Dr. Michael Delson is here in Springfield, MA to help you recover from neck pain. We've been helping patients since 1996 and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (413) 788-4464 and we'll get you back on the road to health.