Even if you haven’t suffered major injuries after a car accident, your back might ache and have delicate pain when you move certain ways. This is why it’s crucial to visit a DC like Dr. Owen to show you the exact areas that have been impacted by the crash. Dr. Owen will uncover the exact causes of your back pain so they can finally be addressed in a natural way rather than only numbing your pain with medications.
What’s Causing Your Back Pain?
Each car accident is different, just as each person is. The way you were impacted is going to be unique from anyone else, which is why it’s impossible to say what is causing your back pain until thorough testing and exams have been done. Fortunately, Dr. Owen does this from the very start in order to provide you with personalized care. Some of the most common causes of pain include:
- Fractured Vertebrae
- Herniated Disc
- Torn Soft Tissues
- Vertebral Subluxation
Where’s Your Back Pain?
Upper back pain, specifically behind the neck, is an incredibly common spot for pain after a car accident. Because the neck can move freely, the six discs inside of the cervical vertebra can subluxate. The same goes for the thoracic vertebra, which is in the center of the back, and the lumbar vertebra, which is the lower part of the back. All of these are connected by the spine and surrounded by tendons, nerves, muscles, and ligaments. This is why any of these areas being damaged can lead to pain that doesn’t simply go away overnight.
What Can Help?
Once Dr. Owen has performed a full analysis of your individual body and pain will they know which solutions will help you most effectively.
Some of the most common treatments for back pain due to injury include:
Massages and Physical Therapy
These are very effective solutions for soft tissue injuries such as sprains and tears (which are common in upper back injuries). Chiropractors are familiar with the parts of the body that make up the back, so they are the perfect care providers to administer this type of solution.
Adjustments are an excellent solution for lower back pain as it can help with a misaligned vertebra, pinched nerve, or slipped disk. There are several different chiropractic techniques that can be used to help alleviate the pain and discomfort that’s experienced after an auto accident. Dr. Owen will choose what method of treatment is best for you based on the cause and location of your pain, which means only receiving the exact adjustments that you need. We often see patients with headaches or migraines also, if you are experiencing this, call us right away to set up a consultation.