If you are dealing with neck pain after a car crash, don't despair. North Road Chiropractic sees this type of problem frequently in our Oakleigh office. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works.
Your neck is subjected 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 accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly 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 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 injured tissues gets inflamed and tender, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. North Road Chiropractic is conveniently located in Oakleigh to help you get better, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. North Road Chiropractic will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (03) 9579 2699 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.