Back pain is common after an auto collision, and we've treated many patients with moderate to severe back pain at our office in St. Paul, MN.
A 2002 paper carried out by scientists at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine examined the biomechanics of lumbar spine trauma from car wrecks and discovered that the car seat is most likely the root cause in these types of injuries.
Your spinal column has an innate curved structure that absorbs shocks and stress and at the same time makes it possible for freedom of movement.
There are dozens, possibly even hundreds, of distinct styles of car seats with distinctive forms, coverings, stiffnesses and geometries. If your car seat doesn't accommodate your spinal column precisely, the violent acceleration of the carseat during an impact can cause some parts of your spine to shift more than other parts.
This shearing effect can stretch or rip the ligaments of your spine, leading to discomfort, swelling, scar tissue, neurological injury, and even permanent damage.
Chiropractic adjustments are a proven, successful way to help people, and we help people recover from back pain in St. Paul, MN.
If you've been in a motor vehicle accident and have symptoms of back pain, Dr. Slater is here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying source of your problem and formulate a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We've helped many patients in St. Paul, MN improve from these types of problems.
Call our office today at (651) 699-3366 for a consultation or for more information.