We manage many auto injury cases in our Portland office and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is back pain.
What causes back pain after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help?
Let's look at the root cause of back pain after an accident and see how chiropractic care can help.
During a rear-end auto collision, your car and car seat are quickly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your spinal column, the car seat can put uneven pressure on your lower back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.
Let us help you recover from back pain. Dr. Helton has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (503) 771-1974 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.