If you have neck pain after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Holland sees this type of problem very often in our North County St. Louis, MO office. Chiropractic care 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 extremely rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your spine 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 car crash, 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 painful, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps lessen scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Holland is conveniently located in North County St. Louis, MO to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. Dr. Holland will first determine what's causing your neck pain and then will work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (314) 867-8888 to make an appointment.