Bridgeville, PA Neck Pain and Car Crashes
If you suffer from neck pain after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Kohler sees this type of problem very often in our Bridgeville, PA office. Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Kohler can help you.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after a car crash. During even a low velocity crash, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such accidents, 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 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 car crash, 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 become inflamed and sore, and that's what happens 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 suffering from neck pain, Dr. Kohler is here to help. Dr. Kohler will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (412) 257-3228 and we'll get you back on the road to health.