A lot of people report lower back pain after an auto collision, and Dr. Helton has seen many of these cases in our Portland (Woodstock/Sellwood) chiropractic office.
A 2002 paper conducted by researchers at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine examined the biomechanics of lumbar spine injury from rear-end collisions and found that the car seat is in all likelihood the root cause in these kinds of injuries.
Your spine has an innate curved structure that absorbs jolts and stress and also makes it possible for freedom of movement.
There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of distinct designs of car seats with distinctive forms, coverings, stiffnesses and geometries. If your car seat doesn't correspond to your spinal column precisely, the violent acceleration of the carseat during a wreck can cause some regions of your spinal column to move more than other parts.
This shearing motion can stretch or tear the ligaments of your spinal column, resulting in pain, irritation, scar tissue, neurological injury, and even long-lasting damage.
Chiropractic adjustments are a proven, reliable way to help men and women with lower back pain, and we've been working with back pain patients in Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood) since 1980.
If you have been in a car crash and have signs of back pain, Dr. Helton is here to help. We can help establish the underlying source of your pain and formulate a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood) improve from these sorts of problems.
Call our office today at (503) 771-1974 for a consultation or for more information.