What Are the Main Reasons You Could Suffer Neck Pain After an Auto Crash?

Neck pain can be a major life problem for some people.  It can be a source of constant discomfort and make daily activities impossible or less enjoyable.  Neck pain can also cause pain in other areas of the body.  For instance, neck injuries can lead to headaches, and they can cause pain, numbness, or tingling, or all three, in your upper back, arms, or hands.

Problems that Can Lead to Neck Pain

Damage to structures in your neck can lead to subluxation and neck pain.  This damage may be caused by a sudden injury, such as a car accident or sports injury.  It can also result from overuse, aging, or poor posture and movements.  The four most common causes of neck damage and pain are as follows:

  1. Injury to soft tissues in the neck
  2. Damage to neck structures due to sudden, forceful movement (whiplash)
  3. Wearing down (degeneration) of the joints in the neck
  4. Problems that affect nerve roots

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What is Subluxation?

Subluxation, or misalignment, can sometimes cause neck pain.  Chiropractors and medical doctors differ in defining subluxation.  You can find an article about chiropractic subluxation here and an article about medical subluxation here.  This is reduced function of a joint, often caused by a partial dislocation.  It occurs when joints of vertebrae lose mobility or shift position.  Nearby muscles, nerves, and discs can be affected and can often cause pain.

 

CONTACT ANCHORAGE AREA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER AND CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

If you or a loved has been injured in a car accident you should contact a personal injury attorney.  Contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden at 907-771-9002 for a free consultation.  You can also visit our personal injury page, car accident page, and our Blog for more information.

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