If you are suffering from neck pain after a car crash, don't despair. Dr. Ernst sees this type of problem very often in our Arlington office. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto collision and see how chiropractic care can help.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after a crash. During even a low speed car crash, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the neck. 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 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 damaged area become swollen and sore, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
Let us help you recover from neck pain. Dr. Ernst has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Ernst 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 (360) 659-8464 to make an appointment.