If you have neck pain after an auto collision, you're not alone. Sweeney Chiropractic sees this type of condition frequently in our Nashville office. Let's take a look at why neck pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care 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 wreck, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. 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 collision, 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 gets swollen and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
Sweeney Chiropractic has been helping patients in Nashville since 2004, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (615) 331-7040 to make an appointment.