Treatment For Your Auto Accident Back PainThe injuries you suffer as the result of a car wreck can affect your everyday life. If untreated, they can even cause lifelong pain and suffering. According to the Mayo Clinic, auto accidents account for about 35 percent of all new spinal cord injuries. Others might suffer from sprains, strains and injuries that may not be noticeable until you complete an MRI or CT scan. These injuries, the ones that can’t be seen with the naked eye, are the ones that can cause the most pain and long-term damage. When you need back pain treatment right away, contact Liringis Chiropractic. The quicker you see us, the faster you can start getting better.
Common Back Injuries after an AccidentThe human back is made up of a network of muscles and ligaments, all of which surround the spinal column, which includes vertebrae, discs, and the spinal cord. When a car wreck happens, different parts of the back might be damaged.
The force and type of crash can influence the injuries a person might suffer. However, no matter how minor an accident might seem, victims can experience a range of injuries that can cause pain and suffering. Some of the most common back injuries include:
- Herniated discs
- Soft tissue bruising
- Spinal compression
- Bulging discs
- Sprains and strains
If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s important to recognize any symptoms of a back injury, including:
- Muscle weakness
- Numbness in the lower extremities
- Aching or stiffness along the spine
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty standing for long-periods of time
Back Pain TreatmentBack pain can interfere with your day-to-day activities, including working, exercising, and even playing with your children. Over the counter pain relievers might mask your pain for a little while but they don’t treat the underlying cause of your pain. Chiropractic care does. Our chiropractors find and fix the root cause of your pain. We determine what’s wrong, prescribe a plan to fix it, and then go to work making you better. The only thing you have to do is follow our instructions and you’ll feel better, because your back is better, soon.
Some back pain treatment plans can include:
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Hot/cold therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Traction therapy
- Exercises to improve back strength