Back Pain and Car Crashes

We manage many car accident cases in in our Parkland office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is back pain. Why is back pain such a common symptom after a car crash? How can your chiropractor help you recover?

During a rear-end motor vehicle accident, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your spinal column, the car seat can put uneven force 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. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

You don't have to suffer from back pain. Dr. Scharf is conveniently located in Parkland to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Call us today at (954) 227-0088 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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