Holtsville Chiropractic Helps Neck Issues After Car Accidents

What Causes Neck Pain After Car Accidents? How Can Chiropractic Care Help??

We manage many car accident cases in our Holtsville 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.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after an auto injury. During even a low speed wreck, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your spine 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 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 gets inflamed and sore, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.

Dr. Cohen Can Help People Find Relief From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Quicker

If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're suffering from neck pain, Dr. Cohen is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Give our office a call today at (631) 360-7999 to make an appointment.

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