Takoma Park, Maryland Neck Pain and Auto Injury
Neck pain is a common symptom after a car accident, and it’s something that Dr. Ramezan sees often in our Takoma Park, Maryland 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 crash, 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 wreck, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the neck. 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 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 takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
If you’ve been hurt in a car crash and you’re struggling with neck pain, Dr. Ramezan 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 plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (301) 576-0500 and we’ll get you back on the road to health.