If you have neck pain after a car accident, you're not alone. Frank Bendiks, DC, PC sees this type of problem very often in our Naperville, IL office. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help.
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 velocity crash, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such crashes, 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 cervical spine. 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 injured area gets swollen and painful, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Frank Bendiks, DC, PC has been helping patients in Naperville, IL since 1984, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. Frank Bendiks, DC, PC will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (630) 301-0054 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.