Back Pain Due To A Car Accident
Because of the nature of injuries that can be sustained in a car accident, symptoms can occur right away, a few days later, or even longer after the accident has happened. This is especially true for back pain.
Injuries that affect the back, spine or neck often involve soft tissue damage. Most soft tissue (muscles and ligaments) injuries can be difficult, but not impossible, to assess right after after the injury took place. These injuries should be treated as soon as possible and managed over a period of time. Seeing a doctor immediately after a car accident, even if you don’t appear to be injured, can help locate this type of injury earlier. The sooner the treatment begins, the quicker the recovery time.
Whiplash is a common type of car accident back pain. While it usually involves the neck, it can also cause strain and discomfort in the mid, upper, and low back. Whiplash can be diagnosed with an exam and x-rays and treated with chiropractic care.
Similar injuries caused by the rapid whipping of the head, neck and spine during a car accident are also common. If you experience any kind of pain or discomfort in the back, neck, or shoulders following a car accident, you should consult with a chiropractor as soon as possible.
Chiropractic treatment is an effective approach to managing or even eliminating car accident back, neck and shoulder pain. An experienced chiropractor can help relax strained muscles and ensure that the spine remains properly aligned. While a general physician can prescribe drugs to manage the pain and inflammation of these injuries, a chiropractor can help them heal them faster and more efficiently.
Often, chiropractic care can provide almost immediate relief for car accident back, neck and shoulder pain. If you’ve recently been involved in a car accident and are suffering from back pain, consult a qualified chiropractor for a diagnosis and a care plan. The consultation is usually complimentary.