Lower back pain is one of the most common injuries after a car accident. A number of different auto injuries can lead to back pain, such as disc herniation, whiplash injury, pinched nerves, muscle strain, or ligament damage.
A 2002 study conducted by researchers at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine looked at the biomechanics of lumbar spine injuries from rear-end crashes and discovered that the car seat is most likely the culprit in these kinds of injuries.
Your spine has an innate curved structure that absorbs shocks and stresses and at the same time allows freedom of movement. There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of different designs of car seats with unique forms, coverings, levels of stiffness and geometries. If your car seat doesn't conform to your spinal column exactly, the violent acceleration of the car seat during an impact can cause some parts of your spinal column to move much more than other parts.
This shearing motion can stretch or rip the ligaments of your spine, producing pain, irritation, scar tissue, nerve injury, and even long-lasting damage.
Chiropractic is a proven, successful way to help men and women with lower back pain, and we've helped hundreds of patients near Middleburg Heights, OH overcome back injuries after a car accident.
If you have been in an auto collision and have signs of back pain, Dr. Baker is here to help. We can identify the underlying source of your pain and formulate a plan of action to restore your health.
Call our office today at (440) 888-6979 for an appointment or for more advice.
Dr. Robb Baker