We manage many car accident cases in our Napa office, and a typical symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you suffer from neck pain after a car accident, you're not alone. Dr. Bettencourt sees this type of problem frequently in our Napa office. Neck pain is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Bettencourt sees frequently in our Napa office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic help? Why is neck pain such a common symptom after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help you recover? Let's see why neck pain is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help you get better. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help. 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. Chiropractic care can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works. Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Bettencourt can help you.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after an auto injury. Even in a car crash, 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. Your neck is exposed to very high forces during a crash, 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 exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. 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 car crash, 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 damaged tissues gets swollen and tender, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Bettencourt is conveniently located in Napa to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with neck pain, Dr. Bettencourt is here to help. Dr. Bettencourt has been helping patients in Napa since 2006, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. Let us help you recover from neck pain. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Next, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Bettencourt will determine what's causing your pain and then will work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (707) 257-3600 to make an appointment.