We work with many auto accident cases in our Jonesboro office, and a typical symptom our patients report is neck pain. Let's take a look at why neck pain is commonly experienced after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help you heal.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after an auto injury. During even a low speed car crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a severe 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 car crash, 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 damaged tissues gets swollen and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps lessen scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Alpert is conveniently located in Jonesboro to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your neck pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (770) 472-8989 to make an appointment.