Stamford, CT Neck Pain and Car Crashes

If you have neck pain after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Banc sees this type of condition very often in our Stamford, CT office. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto collision and see how chiropractic can help.

The neck is exposed to very high forces 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 collision, 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 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 collision, 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 damaged tissues become swollen and tender, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with neck pain, Dr. Banc 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 (203) 323-3002 to make an appointment.

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