Killeen, TX Neck Pain and Auto Injury
Neck pain is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Dorn sees frequently in our Killeen, TX office. Why is neck pain such a common condition after a car accident? How can chiropractic care help you get better?
The neck is exposed to very high forces during an auto injury, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity wreck, your head is exposed 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 an extreme strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. 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 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 tissues gets inflamed and painful, 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 minimize scar tissue.
Let us help you recover from neck pain. Dr. Dorn has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Call us today at (254) 690-7090 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.