If you have neck pain after a car crash, don't despair. Robert C Slater, DC sees this type of condition frequently in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office. Chiropractic care is a great 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.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after an auto injury. During even a low velocity collision, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. 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 sore, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.
Robert C Slater, DC is here in Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota to help you recover from neck pain. We've been helping patients since 1980 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. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (651) 699-3366 and we'll get you back on the road to health.