If you are dealing with neck pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Sweeney Chiropractic sees this type of problem frequently in our Nashville office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help?
The neck is exposed 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 car crash, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. 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 painful, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing movement in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
Let us help you recover from neck pain. Sweeney Chiropractic has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. Sweeney Chiropractic will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (615) 331-7040 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.