Neck pain is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center sees frequently in our Parma, Middleburg Heights office. Let's take a look at why neck pain is commonly experienced after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help you get better.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after an auto injury. During even a low speed car crash, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such collisions, 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 cervical spine. The bones of your spine 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 your ankle ligaments can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.
When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged tissues gets inflamed and tender, and that's what happens after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center is conveniently located in Parma, Middleburg Heights to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (440) 888-6979 and we'll get you back on the road to health.