If you are suffering from neck pain after an auto collision, don't worry. Gadsden Family Chiropractic sees this type of condition frequently in our Gadsden, AL office. Let's take a look at why neck pain is commonly experienced after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help you heal.
Your neck is exposed to very high stresses and strains during a collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed car crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such collisions, 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 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 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 gets inflamed and painful, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Gadsden Family Chiropractic is conveniently located in Gadsden, AL to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Call us today at (256) 543-3033 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.