If you are suffering from neck pain after a car crash, don't despair. Dr. Ellis sees this type of condition very often in our Woburn office. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an accident and see how chiropractic can help.
The neck is subjected to very high stresses and strains during a crash, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. 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 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 takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from neck pain, Dr. Ellis is here to help. Dr. Ellis 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 (781) 460-0939 to make an appointment.