Dr. Blake in Harrisburg, PA has been helping people with car crash related pains since 1983, and knows the importance of early assessment.
In the aftermath of an auto collision, it's common for people to wait to get treatment. Most people think, "I'll just wait to see how I feel next week." This mindset can be a blunder.
A variety of medical studies have found that when a patient gets quick treatment after a wreck, they have a better end result than those people who wait to get treatment.
During a crash, the tissues of your neck can be stretched or damaged. You might not feel soreness right away. But as the tissues become irritated and inflamed, people often get up the next day sore and with a stiff neck.
Soreness and stiffness are signs of damage to the ligaments and muscles of your spine. The body's reaction to injury is to limit activity and to heal the injury by sending white blood cells to the area. Your body will then start repairing the damaged area by laying down scar tissue.
The trouble with scar tissue is that each joint in your spine has a fairly restricted range of motion. Scar tissue reduces that mobility even more, and if you don't receive proper chiropractic care, that can result in permanently restricted mobility, chronic pain, and even spinal degeneration of the joints.
Receiving prompt treatment will break up this pattern by enhancing mobility in the injured region and by protecting against the formation of scar tissue.
If you've been in a crash, it's critical that you see a health care provider right away to be checked out and to begin the process of recovery.
If you have been in an auto collision, Dr. Blake is here in Harrisburg, PA to help. We can work to pinpoint the underlying source of your pain and develop a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many people in Harrisburg, PA recover from these sorts of problems since 1983 and we might be able to help you, too!
Call our office today at (717) 657-2561 for an appointment or for more information.