We manage many car accident cases in our Harrisburg office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. What causes neck pain after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help?
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after a car crash. During even a low velocity wreck, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the neck. 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 wreck, 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 inflamed and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Dr. Blake is here in Harrisburg to help you recover from neck pain. 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 strategy. Give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561 to make an appointment.