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Harrisburg TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Harrisburg TMJ Treatment by Dr. BlakeJaw pain is a fairly common problem experienced by people after a car accident, and it can be tough for some physicians to find the root of the problem. Complicating the matter, many times you won't experience TMJ pain until many weeks or months after the accident.

Dr. Blake has helped many individuals with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific research explains what triggers these types of symptoms. During a collision, the tissues in your spine are commonly stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your nervous system is one functioning unit, irritation of the nerves can cause problems in other parts of your body.

For instance, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling or numbness in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured tissues, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a collision are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Dr. Blake sees this very frequently in our Harrisburg office.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident

Research shows that the source of many jaw or TMJ problems originates in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The secret to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. Blake will work to restore your spinal column back to health, decreasing the inflammatory reaction, treating the injured areas, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Blake finds that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy condition.

If you live in Harrisburg and you've been hurt in a car crash, Dr. Blake can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 1983, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561 for an appointment or consultation.

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Brantingham JW, Cassa TK, Bonnefin D, Pribicevic M, Robb A, et al. Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a system review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(3):143-201.

 

Harrisburg Back Pain Treatment

Harrisburg back pain treatment by Dr. BlakeMost of us suffer from back pain at some point in our lives. Researchers estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Dr. Blake and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Harrisburg office, and we've found that chiropractic care is an effective way to not only help you recover from back pain, it's also an excellent way to prevent future episodes.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent paper from the University of Utah confirms what our Harrisburg patients have reported: your Harrisburg chiropractor is the best first choice for an episode of back pain.

In this paper, 747 participants were treated for low back pain. Each person was assessed based on the first person they sought treatment with, whether it was a primary care physician, a chiropractor, or a physiotherapist.

What the authors discovered is that the men and women who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgeries.

Other papers have found the same results. A 2012 study found that chiropractic patients had the best functional recovery and pain relief for chronic back pain.

Chiropractic works by restoring the natural, pain-free function of your spine. Dr. Blake and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Dr. Blake Can Help People Find Relief From Back Pain

If you live near our Harrisburg office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561 for an appointment.

Reference

Fritz JM, Kim J, Dorius J. Importance of the type of provider seen to begin health care for a new episode of low back pain: associations with future utilization and costs. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2015(Sep 29).

Cecchi F, et al. Predictors of functional outcome in patients with chronic low back pain undergoing back school, individual physiotherapy or spinal manipulation. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2012;48:371-8.

 

Causes of Chronic Pain after a Car Crash

Harrisburg neck pain and headache treatmentApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt each year in auto accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries fairly quickly, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Harrisburg office. Luckily, Dr. Blake is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was carried out on 28 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic care and 93 percent of them experienced pain relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic is a great way to avoid chronic pain after an auto injury.

It's important to remember that studies have also found that delaying treatment after a car crash can negatively affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Blake at the earliest opportunity is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Pain After a Car Collision

Dr. Blake has helped many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Harrisburg office today for more information or an appointment.

References

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.
 

Chiropractic Can Alleviate Need for Back Surgery

Harrisburg Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryThe latest statistics show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries annually in the US. Although in some cases it's necessary to have back surgery, the fact is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Dr. Blake is here to make sure that patients in Harrisburg have a natural, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many people heal from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Fortunately, as one medical study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you out of the operating room completely.

Research Shows Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this report, 1,885 workers with back injuries were examined over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having back surgery. For subjects who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings suggest that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgical treatments.

If you live in the Harrisburg area, Dr. Blake can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561 for more information or an appointment.

Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, et al. Early predictors of lumbar spine surgery after occupational back injury: results from a prospective study of workers in Washington State. Spine 2013;38(11):953-964.

 

Chronic Pain, Car Crashes, and Chiropractic

Harrisburg auto injury recoveryOver 2 million people are hurt every year in car accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries fairly quickly, many folks are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Harrisburg office. Fortunately, Dr. Blake is here to help you recover from your auto injury.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was carried out on 28 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments and 93 percent of them experienced pain relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic care is a great way to avoid chronic pain after an auto injury.

It's important to remember that studies have also found that putting off treatment after a car crash can adversely affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Blake immediately is key to having a speedier recovery.

We Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Pain After a Car Collision

Dr. Blake has worked with many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Harrisburg office today for more information or an appointment.

Sources

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.
 

Lumbar Pain and the SI Joint

We help a lot of men and women with back pain in our Harrisburg office, and Dr. Blake has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that around 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this problem.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Researchers found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the individuals who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just one treatment session.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and would like to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Harrisburg office may be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561.

Kamali F, Shokri E. The effect of two manipulative therapy techniques and their outcome in patients with sacroiliac joint syndrome. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2012;16(1):29-35.

 

Harrisburg Neck Pain and Auto Injury

Harrisburg car accident and neck pain treatmentWe work with many auto injury cases in our Harrisburg office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you have neck pain after an auto collision, you're not alone. Dr. Blake sees this type of problem very often in our Harrisburg office. Neck pain is a common problem after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Blake sees frequently in our Harrisburg office. What causes neck pain after an auto injury? How can a chiropractor help? Why is neck pain such a common symptom after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help you get better? Let's look at why neck pain is commonly experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help you recover. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works. Chiropractic is a great way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Blake can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after a car crash. 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. Your neck is exposed to very high forces during a crash, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your neck 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 injured tissues become swollen and tender, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.

Dr. Blake Can Help Clients Find Relief From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Quicker

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Blake is conveniently located in Harrisburg to help you get better, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with neck pain, Dr. Blake is here to help. Dr. Blake has been helping patients in Harrisburg since 1983, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. Let us help you recover from neck pain. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Next, we'll do a careful examination to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Blake will determine what's causing your pain and then will work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561 to make an appointment.

 

AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery

Harrisburg natural back pain treatment

Although some people are still uncertain about chiropractic, even the American Medical Association (AMA) recommends that adjustments should be tried prior to surgical treatment--the one option that should be a last resort.

Dr. Blake has seen many back pain patients in our Harrisburg office who have been suffering for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Blake has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

Recently, in a study conducted on about 2,000 Washington State employees who suffered from a back injury while at work, more than 40% who saw a surgeon first following their injury found themselves having back surgery within three years. That compares to just 1.5% of the patients who first sought treatment with chiropractic, showing that this non-invasive approach is very effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

Dr. Blake Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Back Pain Without Surgery

There are alternatives to risky medical procedures. Chiropractic is a proven effective and safe way to improve the function of your spine, which is the root cause of back pain. Dr. Blake has helped many patients in Harrisburg recover. Give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561 for an appointment.

Reference

Goodman DM, Burke AE, Livingston. Low Back Pain. The Journal of the American Medical Association 2013;309(16);1738.

Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, et al. Early predictors of lumbar spine surgery after occupational back injury: results from a prospective study of workers in Washington State. Spine 2013;38(11):953-964.

 

Headache and Car Crashes

If you suffer from headache after an auto injury, don't worry. Dr. Blake sees this type of condition very often in our Harrisburg office. Let's take a look at why headache is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help you recover.

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto injury, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be damaged, which results in swelling and pain. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another common cause of headache after a collision that we see in our Harrisburg office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to protect against the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Your chiropractor will help reduce the swelling and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

Dr. Blake is here in Harrisburg to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 1983 and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561 to make an appointment.

 

Harrisburg Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Harrisburg headache care by Dr. BlakeWe know how difficult persistent headache pain can be. Dr. Blake and our staff have worked with many people in our Harrisburg chiropractic office, and we've had great success in helping patients eliminate their headache pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research study confirms what we see in our office. In this study, the authors started with 110 patients who were suffering from headache pain that originated in the cervical spine. 58 of these patients were given a series of neck adjustments; 52 were given some stretches and exercises. The treatment period for both groups was four weeks.

The paper found that the individuals who received cervical and thoracic spinal adjustments "experienced significantly greater reductions in headache intensity, disability, headache frequency, headache duration, and medication intake as compared to the group that received mobilization and exercise."

The investigation also found that these results were maintained at the three-month follow-up exam.

Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to treat headache, back pain, neck pain, and many other health conditions. If you're tired of suffering, give Dr. Blake a call today at our Harrisburg office at (717) 657-2561. We're here to help get you relief.

Reference

Dunning JR, Butts R, Mourad F, Young I, et al. Upper cervical and upper thoracic manipulation versus mobilization and exercise in patients with cervicogenic headache: a multi-center randomized clinical trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016;17(1):64.