We work with many car accident cases in in our Gresham, OR office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is back pain. Let's see why back pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help you heal.
During a rear-end auto collision, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your back, the car seat can put inconsistent force on your 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 ligaments that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated promptly. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're suffering from back pain, Dr. Robert Ramsey is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (503) 667-6744 and we'll get you back on the road to health.