Neck soreness is the most widespread symptom disclosed after a car crash, and it's not tough to see why. Dr. Holland in St. Louis, MO has been treating patients with neck pain from car accidents since .
During a wreck, your torso moves with the car seat while your head lags behind due to inertia. It is this difference in motion that results in injury.
Your spinal column is prone to sprain and stress from shear forces that come from the head and body shifting in different directions. This shearing movement can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spine, causing pain, irritation and scar tissue. Seeking early chiropractic care, is essential for preventing chronic pain, particularly because of the elevated risk of ongoing symptoms in individuals with whiplash.
Research has found that up to twenty percent of individuals can have neck pain symptoms even ten years after the collision.
If you've been hurt in a collision, chiropractic adjustments might be able to help. Research shows that chiropractic can help restore neck range of motion and prevent scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other studies show that early treatment can also help preclude the development of chronic pain.
If you've been in a crash and have signs of neck pain, Dr. Holland is here for you. We can identify the underlying source of your pain and formulate a plan of action to support you in restoring your health. We've helped many people in St. Louis, MO recover from these types of problems since .
Call our office today at (314) 588-9100 for an appointment or for more information.