If you are dealing with neck pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation sees this type of problem very often in our Harrisburg office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can a chiropractor help?
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 speed crash, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your spinal column 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 injured area become inflamed and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is conveniently located in Harrisburg to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (717) 657-2561 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.