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Harrisburg Auto Injury and Long-Term Pain

Harrisburg auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Harrisburg and you've been in a car wreck, you have to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with many auto injury sufferers in our Harrisburg office, and many of these men and women are struggling with chronic pain caused by an old collision. In fact, research shows that a significant percentage of rear-end collisions lead to pain and disability even ten years after the original trauma.

Dr. Blake is here to help you avoid developing chronic symptoms by helping to restore the natural function of your spine soon after a collision.

The most common causes of chronic pain are reduced flexibility of your spinal column and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your neck and back can easily be injured during a collision, and chiropractic works by reducing inflammation and restoring normal movement.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're nearby our Harrisburg office, and you've been injured in a crash, don't wait to get attention. Dr. Blake is here for you. Give us a call today at (717) 657-2561 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Harrisburg Chiropractic Auto Accident Treatment

Harrisburg auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. BlakeEach year, there are millions of auto collisions in the world, and a substantial number of men and women get injured in a crash. Although most collisions are "minor," chronic back and neck pain are still common health issues. The good news is that chiropractic is a fantastic way to correct these kinds of injuries.

We've treated many auto collision patients in our Harrisburg office, and Dr. Blake has been helping people with these types of injuries since 1983. During a collision, your body is subjected to violent forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces put stress and strain on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can cause damage to the ligaments that hold your spinal column together. A collision can result in a vast array of pain symptoms.

A ligament tear in the neck can trigger pain, swelling, and radicular pain in the arm and hand. Chiropractic works well for these types of problems, because chiropractic concentrates on restoring the healthy function and mobility of the injured structures.

Dr. Blake Can Help Patients Recover From an Auto Injury

Dr. Blake, your Harrisburg chiropractor, can help by decreasing irritation in the damaged area and can help reduce the formation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Discover more about how we can help you get well or call Dr. Blake today at (717) 657-2561.

 

Harrisburg Back Pain Treatment

Harrisburg back pain treatment by Dr. BlakeMost of us suffer from back ache 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 heal from back pain, it's also an excellent way to protect against future episodes.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent study from the University of Utah verifies what our Harrisburg patients have experienced: your Harrisburg chiropractor is the best first option for an episode of back pain.

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

What the researchers discovered is that the subjects 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.

 

Harrisburg TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Harrisburg TMJ Treatment by Dr. BlakeJaw or TMJ pain is a fairly common condition reported by many people after a car accident, and it can be tough for some health practitioners to diagnose the source of the problem. Complicating the issue, oftentimes you won't develop TMJ pain until many weeks or months after a crash.

Dr. Blake has treated many individuals with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical literature explains what triggers these types of symptoms. During a collision, the tissues in your spine are frequently stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central 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 or hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured area, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a wreck are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Dr. Blake sees this very commonly in our Harrisburg office.

Research Supports Chiropractic Lessens TMJ Pain After an Auto Injury

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

Dr. Blake has found that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy condition.

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

Ciancaglini R, Testa M, Radaelli G. Association of neck pain with symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in the general adult population. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 1999;31:17-22.

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.

 

Prevent Back Surgery with Chiropractic

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 surgery for back pain, the reality is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Dr. Blake is here to make sure that people in Harrisburg have a healthy, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients recover 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 additional complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you out of the operating room entirely.

Research Shows Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this paper, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were examined over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having surgery for their pain. For those who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings indicate that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgical procedures.

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.

 

What causes long-term pain after a car wreck?

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, many are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. 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 conducted on 28 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. 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 note that studies have also found that delaying care after a car crash can negatively affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Blake as soon as possible is key to having a speedier recovery.

We Can Help People Find Relief From Pain After a Car crash

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

Resources

  • 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.
 

Lower Back 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 stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that about twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this issue.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Researchers observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, 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 manipulation applied to these two areas offers both prompt and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only one treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and would like to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Harrisburg office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. 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.

 

Avoiding Chronic Pain After an Auto Injury

Harrisburg auto injury recoveryOver 2 million people are injured each year in auto accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to heal 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. Thankfully, Dr. Blake is here to help you recover from your auto injury.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was conducted on 28 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic treatment and 93 percent of them found 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 long-term pain after a crash.

It's important to note 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 as soon as possible is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help Clients Find Relief 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.

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 Before Surgery, Says AMA

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

Dr. Blake has seen many back pain patients in our Harrisburg office who have been hurting for years and who are afraid 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 Supports Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

Recently, in one study carried out on about 2,000 Washington State workers who suffered from a back injury while at work, more than 42% who saw a surgeon first following their injury found themselves having back surgery within three years. That compares to just 1.5% of the people who first sought treatment with chiropractic, proving that this non-invasive approach is very effective at keeping you off the operating table.

Dr. Blake Can Help People Find Relief 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.

 

Harrisburg Neck Pain and Car Crashes

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.