If you suffer from neck pain after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Ernst sees this type of condition frequently in our Arlington office. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help.
Your neck is exposed to very high forces 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 very rapid acceleration. In such collisions, 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 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 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 become swollen and sore, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps reduce scar tissue.
Dr. Ernst has been helping patients in Arlington for many years so we know what you're suffering from and we're here to help you, too. Let us help you recover from neck pain. Dr. Ernst 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 (360) 659-8464 to make an appointment.