Neck Pain After Auto Injury

Neck pain is the most frequent symptom recorded after a car crash, and it's not difficult to see why.

During a collision, your torso moves with the seat while your head stays behind due to inertia. It is this difference in motion that contributes to injury.

Your spinal column is prone to sprain and stress from shear forces that result from the head and body shifting in different directions. This shearing action can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spine, inflicting pain, swelling and scar tissue. Seeking early treatment is essential for avoiding chronic pain, particularly because of the high risk of ongoing symptoms in people  with whiplash .

Researchers have shown that up to 20% of patients can have neck pain difficulties even ten years after the collision.

If you've been hurt in a crash, chiropractic adjustments Dr. Blake might be able to help. Studies show that chiropractic can help improve neck range of motion and prevent scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other studies show that early treatment can also help prevent the development of persistent pain.

If you have been in a car wreck and have signs of neck pain, Dr. Blake is here for you. We can identify the underlying source of your problem and develop a plan of action to support you in reclaiming your health. We have helped many patients in Harrisburg, PA heal from these sorts of problems since 1983.

Call our office today at (717) 657-2561 for an appointment or for more information.