Neck pain is extremely common in the aftermath of a car accident. More than 90% people involved in a car accident report suffering from neck pain. The accident may not be grave or extremely severe. It may not cause any significant injury but neck pain can still be an unavoidable aftereffect.
Modern cars come with several precautions and safety gear. There are airbags at the front, sides and some cars even have airbags in the lower areas guarding the knees etc. Furthermore, electronic brake-force distribution systems and other state of the art mechanisms also prevent accidents and in case of a car accident prevents the impact or damage caused to the car and the occupants. But none of these advancements or modern fixtures can prevent the onset of neck pain. Whether you are in the driving seat, the passenger seat or at the rear, car accident and neck pain are the most natural cause and effect.
To understand why neck pain is inevitable after a car accident, you have to understand the structure of the spine and how vulnerable it is to sprain and strain. The back of the neck is bulged in. When there is a sudden impact due to a car accident, the neck suffers a jolt. Depending on the nature of the car accident and the impact, the neck would, either jolt frontward and then be thrust backward or be trust backward and then jolt forward. This sudden forced instantaneous movement of the neck causes the tissues to scar and there may be inflammations, swelling or direct injury to the bones. Muscle sprain and other problems are also factors that contribute to neck pain. More than 20% of people who experience neck pain after car accident live with it for their entire lives because the pain is chronic in nature.
Chiropractic treatments have been proved to be extremely effective in treating neck pain. Chiropractic treatments can reduce scarring of the tissues, improves range of motion, relieves pain and reduces swelling or joint inflammation. Chiropractic treatments are safe, completely natural and do not involve any expensive medicines or invasive surgeries. It is the most holistic way of treating neck pain. If opted for immediately after a car accident, the neck pain can subside very quickly, thus offering relief sooner than expected. The benefits of chiropractic treatments for neck pain have been recorded in numerous journals, studies and research findings.
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