Neck pain is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Mark Holland sees often in our North County, St. Louis, MO office. Let's see why neck pain is commonly experienced after an auto collision and see how chiropractic care can help you recover.
Your neck is subjected to very high stresses and strains during an auto collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity wreck, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the neck. 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 wreck, 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 damaged area gets swollen and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Mark Holland is conveniently located in North County, St. Louis, MO to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. Dr. Mark Holland will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (314) 867-8888 and we'll get you back on the road to health.