If you are dealing with neck pain after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Green sees this type of condition frequently in our Estero, Bonita Springs office. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after a crash. During even a low velocity wreck, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the neck. 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 car crash, just as your ankle ligaments can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.
When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged area become swollen and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps lessen scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Green is conveniently located in Estero, Bonita Springs to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. Dr. Green will first determine what's causing your neck pain and then will work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (239) 495-1166 to make an appointment.