Neck pain is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic sees frequently in our Philadelphia office. Let's look at why neck pain is commonly experienced after an auto collision and see how chiropractic care can help you get better.
Even in a car crash, your head is rapidly thrown back and forth, so it's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom from this type of injury. During even a low speed crash, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such accidents, 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 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 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 damaged tissues become swollen and tender, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic is conveniently located in Philadelphia to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (215) 743-5330 and we'll get you back on the road to health.