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We treat many car accident cases in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office, and a common symptom our patients report is neck pain. Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Robert C Slater, DC can help you.
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 wreck, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a serious 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 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 damaged area become swollen and tender, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with neck pain, Robert C Slater, DC is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Give our office a call today at (651) 699-3366 to make an appointment.