Neck pain is a common symptom after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Holland sees often in our St. Louis, MO office. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after a car crash. During even a low speed collision, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your spinal column 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 wreck, just as the ligaments in your ankle can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.
When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged tissues gets inflamed and tender, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Holland is conveniently located in St. Louis, MO to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful examination to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (314) 588-9100 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.