Phoenix, Mesa, AZ Neck Pain and Car Accidents
If you have neck pain after a car accident, you're not alone. Clinica Real sees this type of problem frequently in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
Your neck is subjected to very high forces during a collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed crash, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such crashes, 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 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 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 tender, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Clinica Real is here in Phoenix, Mesa, AZ to help you recover from neck pain. We've been helping patients since 1986 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (602) 222-9595 and we'll get you back on the road to health.