Armstrong Chiropractic

Back Pain After an Auto Accident

Many people report back pain after a car crash.

A 2002 study carried out by researchers at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine examined the biomechanics of lumbar spine injury from car wrecks and found that the car seat is in all likelihood the root cause in these types of injuries.

Your spine has a natural curved structure that absorbs jolts and stress and at the same time permits freedom of movement.

There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of distinct styles of car seats with unique shapes, coverings, stiffnesses and geometries. If your car seat doesn't conform to your spine precisely, the violent acceleration of the carseat during an impact can cause some parts of your spinal column to move more than other parts.

This shearing effect can stretch or tear the ligaments of your spine, causing discomfort, inflammation, scar tissue, nerve injury, and even long-lasting damage.

Chiropractic care is a tried and tested, reliable way to help people with back pain, and we've been working with back pain patients in Sacramento, CA since 1990.

If you have been in an auto collision and have symptoms of back pain, Dr. Armstrong is here to help. We can help establish the underlying source of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Sacramento, CA improve from these sorts of injuries.

Call our office today at (916) 483-8441 for a consultation or for more information.