Auto accidents are a leading cause of neck and back pain and the primary cause of whiplash. These injuries typically result in damaged connective tissue and actually have very little muscle injury. When these connective tissues such as ligaments are stretched or damaged, from trauma the joints in the neck will not function properly, and the postural muscles will become overworked and stressed in order to stabilize the neck.
This type of mechanical neck pain often times result in pain over time, and the damaged ligaments can be from a car accident that happened many years prior. Once ligaments are stretched and damaged they typically don’t return to their pre-accident condition leaving an alteration in the mechanics of the cervical spine.
We can effectively treat the pain associated with these conditions by correcting some of the functional problems that can exist as a result. A lot of people are under the impression that once they have “disc problems” or arthritis in their neck and that nothing can be done with their pain. Like anything else mechanical, if you can make it work better it will break down less, which will result in less overall neck pain for the patient.
Injuries from auto accidents can be debilitating and should be addressed immediately so that chronic problems do not persist. Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc. is the smart choice to better health in the Youngstown / Mahoning Valley area. We have the knowledge and experience to help patients recover from most auto accident injuries. Contact us to start the healing process in our Boardman, Hubbard or Kinsman offices.