Back pain is quite a common symptom after an auto collision. If left untreated and not treated correctly there may be long term consequences. During a collision there are high forces and stress placed on the spine which can cause severe injuries to the back and spine. There are many factors that may causes the severity to heighten. Such factors are if your torso is twisted, your height, not sitting in the set correctly and previous injuries. A recent study in JAMA Network Open that focused on U.S. military personnel found that those who used chiropractic care — along with traditional medical care — had better pain relief outcomes than those who only sought out traditional medical care.
About 80% of Americans have been affected by back pain and is a leading cause of disability worldwide.It’s a very common condition and while usually not serious, it can be painful and uncomfortable. All ages can be affected by back pain, but it is significantly more common in adults aged from 35-55. Most back pain is developed without any specific causes that your doctor can identify with a test or imaging study. About 27 million Americans are evaluated and treated by a chiropractor each year for back pain. Common conditions after an auto collision include strained muscles/ligaments, muscle spasms, bulging/ruptured discs. If left untreated the symptoms may persist and increase in intensity. Eventually they could cause premature spinal and disc degeneration. At auto injury pain clinic our doctors are trained in diagnosis and treating injuries after an auto collision.