We work with many car accident cases in our Port Coquitlam office, and a common symptom our patients report is neck pain. Let's see why neck pain is commonly experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help you recover.
Your 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 speed collision, your head is exposed 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 a severe 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 collision, 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 become inflamed and painful, 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.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Northside Chiropractic is conveniently located in Port Coquitlam to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Give our office a call today at (604) 941-4596 to make an appointment.