Many people suffer from back pain after an auto accident, and a 2002 study helps to explain why.
The study, carried out by scientists at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, looked at the biomechanics of lumbar spine trauma from rear-end collisions and discovered that the car seat is very likely the culprit in these types of injuries.
Your spine has an innate curved form that absorbs shocks and stress and also allows freedom of movement. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of distinct styles of car seats with unique forms, coverings, stiffness, and geometries. If your car seat doesn't conform to your spinal column precisely, the violent acceleration of the car seat during a wreck can cause some portions of your spine to move much more than other parts.
This shearing effect can stretch or tear the ligaments surrounding your spine, causing pain, inflammation, scar tissue, neurological injury, and potentially damage that is irreversible.
Chiropractic adjustments are an effective way to help people with back pain, and we've been helping back pain patients in Beaverton/Aloha, OR since .
If you have been in an auto collision and have symptoms of back pain, Dr. Bhasin is here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying source of your pain and formulate a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many patients in Beaverton/Aloha, OR improve from back pain after auto injury.
Call our office today at (503) 642-2845 for a consultation or for more information.