Neck pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center sees frequently in our Estero, Bonita Springs office. Why is neck pain such a common problem after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help you heal?
The neck is exposed to very high stresses and strains during an auto injury, 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 extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. 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 injured area gets inflamed and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center has been helping patients in Estero, Bonita Springs since 2006, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (239) 495-1166 to make an appointment.