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Back Pain and Car Crashes

We work with many car accident cases in in our Saint Paul, MN office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is back pain. Let's see why back pain is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help you get better.

During a rear-end auto collision, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your spine, the car seat can put uneven force on your lower back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential motion can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated promptly. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Robert C Slater, DC has been helping patients in Saint Paul, MN since 1980, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Give our office a call today at (651) 699-3366 to make an appointment.

Many people report back pain after a car crash.
August 03, 2015
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