We manage many car crash cases in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. Let's take a look at why neck pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you heal.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after an auto injury. During even a low velocity car crash, your head is subjected 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 a severe 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 your ankle ligaments can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.
When you experience a sprained ligament, the injured area become inflamed and tender, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
Dr. Holland has been helping patients in Downtown St. Louis, MO for many years so we know what you're going through and 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 pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Give our office a call today at (314) 588-9100 to make an appointment.