Newark, NJ Neck Pain and Auto Injury
If you are dealing with neck pain after a car crash, don't worry. Dr. Robert Firetto sees this type of condition frequently in our Newark, NJ office. Why is neck pain such a common condition after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you heal?
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after a crash. During even a low speed collision, your head is exposed 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 a serious strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. 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 wreck, 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 painful, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
Dr. Robert Firetto has been helping patients in Newark, NJ since 2000, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (973) 484-2550 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.