If you are dealing with neck pain after an auto collision, don't worry. Dr. Mark Holland sees this type of problem very often in our North County, St. Louis, MO office. Chiropractic can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works.
Even in a car crash, your head is rapidly thrown back and forth, so it's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom from this type of injury. During even a low velocity car crash, your head is subjected to very 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 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 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 injured tissues gets inflamed and painful, and that's what happens after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
Let us help you recover from neck pain. Dr. Mark Holland has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (314) 867-8888 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.