If you suffer from neck pain after an auto injury, don't despair. Back Pain Chiropractic sees this type of problem very often in our Texarkana office. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help.
The neck is subjected to very high stresses and strains during an auto collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common 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 serious 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 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 injured area become inflamed and tender, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Back Pain Chiropractic is conveniently located in Texarkana to help you get better, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. Back Pain Chiropractic will first determine what's causing your neck pain and then will work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (870) 774-0951 to make an appointment.