If you are dealing with neck pain after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Bogan sees this type of condition frequently in our Tulsa 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 speed collision, 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 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 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 area gets swollen and sore, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're experiencing neck pain, Dr. Bogan is here to help. First, we'll do a careful examination to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (918) 832-7880 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.