Auto Neck Injury Relief
Hazelwood Florissant Chiropractor Provides Relief
One of the most common area’s injured in an auto collision is the neck. The force of the impact causes a rapid and traumatic shearing of the small ligaments in the neck that normally hold the spinal bones together. Because these small ligaments are damaged, this force also causes a jamming of the small joints in the back of the neck and sometimes even a tearing of the discs.
Symptoms of an auto neck injury can begin immediately, or anytime within the next couple of weeks. Neck pain and stiffness are the most common symptoms caused by a neck injury. Other symptoms include:
- shoulder pain
- jaw pain
- arm pain/weakness
- visual disturbances
- ringing in the ears
- back pain
- sleep disorders
Immediate care is crucial for the best healing of a neck injury. Reducing the swelling of the damaged tissue and restoring the normal motion of the joints is essential as the ligaments repair themselves. Chiropractic has been shown to be one of the most effective forms of care for auto neck injury.