We treat many auto injury cases in our Harrisburg office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. Chiropractic care is a great way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation can help you.
Even in a car wreck, 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 car crash, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your spine 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 your ankle ligaments can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.
When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged tissues gets swollen and painful, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has been helping patients in Harrisburg for many years so we know what you're experiencing and 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 pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561 to make an appointment.