Care for Back Pain
The two parts of the body that are most likely to experience pain after a car accident are the neck and back. While many traditional care providers will recommend medications for that pain, D.C.s offer a natural approach for healing. Chiropractic care is a great match for those who understand the dangers of numbing back and neck pain through medication rather than addressing the core issue. While visiting Dr. Owen, you will receive drug-free care that’s personalized for each patient.
Common Places of Back Injury:
- Upper Back
- Middle Back
- Lower Back
- Read more about back injuries here
Common Causes of Back Pain After An Auto Accident:
Stretched/Torn Ligaments, Tissues, and Muscles:
During a car accident, the body is generally moved back and forth in rapid motion. This can cause the muscles, joints, bones, and ligaments that cause the back to become strained, stretched, and torn. Because these are all connected throughout the body, this can mean feeling pain in more than just one spot.
During a car accident a lot of trauma occurs, which results in sublaxation. This means the vertebra becomes misaligned and begins to put pressure on muscles, spinal nerves, and blood vessels as a result. Unfortunately, this injury is likely get worse over time if it’s not addressed in an effective manner.
Common Solutions For Back Pain:
When done by an experienced chiropractor, various adjustment techniques can safely and effectively help align the vertebrae. In turn, this may help reduce inflammation, alleviate irritation, and reduce pain.
Common Causes of Neck Pain After an Automobile Accident:
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries individuals in car accidents suffer from. This is because during the accident, the head is moved rapidly backward, forward, and even sideways. This can tear and stretch the muscles and ligaments that connect the spine and the head.
Upper Cervical Subluxation:
During a car accident, the neck and head can become misaligned from the center of the spine. This can interrupt blood flow while causing issues with your nervous system. In fact, this is a big cause of headaches and muscle stiffness after car accidents as well.
Common Solutions For Neck Pain:
After doing a thorough analysis of the neck and back, Dr. Owen will be able to recommend the adjustments that can help reduce pain and inflammation. What’s even better is the fact that adjustments can help restore range of motion while aligning the neck so posture is enhanced as well.
Trigger Point Therapy:
Dr. Owen will first identify which muscles and tight parts of the body are tight. After this, they put direct pressure on those points to help reduce and even eliminate muscle tension.