Neck pain is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Weary Chiropractic Clinic sees often in our Prescott office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic help?
Your neck is exposed to very high forces during a car accident, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed wreck, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. 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 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 injured tissues become inflamed and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
Let us help you recover from neck pain. Weary Chiropractic Clinic has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Call us today at (928) 778-2227 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.