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Chiropractic Helps Neck Pain After Auto Injury

Harrisburg Chiropractic Treats Neck Issues After Auto Injury

You’re driving along and then BAM you’ve been in a auto accident. Even if the impact didn't seem that bad in the beginning, you might find yourself with pain and a stiff neck over the next few days or weeks.

Understanding Why This Occurs? What Can You Do?

A car wreck happens very quickly, and the forces on your body can be quite dramatic, causing your neck muscles and ligaments to stretch or tear. Whiplash is the most common type of injury sustained in a car accident, and it can be very agonizing. In fact, whiplash can cause neck pain that lasts for months or even years.

There are a few factors that can increase your risk of injury. First, rear-end collisions tend to cause more neck injuries than frontal collisions. Second, there is some evidence that women are more likely to get hurt in a car crash than men. Lastly, if your vehicle has poor headrests, they may not have adequately protected your head and neck from the force of the impact.

Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to ease your neck pain after a auto collision. Heat or ice therapy may also help to soothe your sore muscles. Gentle stretching exercises can help keep your muscles from getting too stiff. And, of course, chiropractic therapy to help restore the healthy functioning of your neck and spine.

If you are feeling irritation due to a car wreck, even a minor one, you may feel neck pain as a result of whiplash. Don't wait to get relief. Research shows that chiropractic treatment is best for these kinds of injuries, so call Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Harrisburg right away if you've been in a auto accident.

December 18, 2023

Dr. Blake

Trust the medical professionals at Blake Chiropractic & Rehab for all of your chiropractic needs. We have more than 26 years of experience and work to ensure your complete satisfaction. Our staff is dedicated to providing top-quality chiropractic care, so make an appointment today. We are conveniently located right off Route 22, beside the Colonial Park Fire Department, and accept most major insurance plans.