We treat many auto injury cases in our Anchorage office, and a common symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you are dealing with neck pain after an auto collision, you're not alone. Dr. Matthisen sees this type of problem frequently in our Anchorage office. Neck pain is a common symptom after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Matthisen sees frequently in our Anchorage office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can a chiropractor help? Why is neck pain such a common condition after an auto collision? How can your chiropractor help you get better? Let's take a look at why neck pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help you get better. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor 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. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Matthisen can help you.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after an auto injury. 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 stresses and strains during a car crash, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity car crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a severe 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 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 damaged tissues gets swollen and tender, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps lessen scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Matthisen is conveniently located in Anchorage 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 struggling with neck pain, Dr. Matthisen is here to help. Dr. Matthisen has been helping patients in Anchorage since 1995, so we know what you're going through. 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 strategy. Next, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Matthisen 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 (907) 349-4212 to make an appointment.