We treat many car accident cases in our Charlotte, NC office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. Chiropractic care is a great way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how ChiroWerx can help you.
Even in a collision, 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 collision, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a severe 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 injured tissues gets inflamed and sore, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
ChiroWerx has been helping patients in Charlotte, NC for many years so we know what you're going through and we're here to help you, too. Let us help you recover from neck pain. ChiroWerx 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 (980) 201-9484 to make an appointment.