If you have been in a car accident and are suffering from back and neck pain it can make life hard and miserable. Just trying to do your day-to-day activities can be difficult. There is a way that you can help your back and neck and get back to feeling better – with a chiropractor’s help. Revelation Chiropractic delves further into this below.
What Kind of Back Pain Does a Car Accident Cause?
When a car accident happens not only is it scary, but it can cause many injuries. One of those injuries may include back pain. Back pain is extremely likely to happen after a car accident. There are a few reasons why back pain occurs after a collision.
Whiplash – Whiplash happens when your head snaps quickly in one direction. This likely happens in a collision because you have suddenly had an impact on the other car or you are breaking very quickly. Whiplash can cause back, shoulder and neck pain because of this.
Ligament, Muscle or Nerve Pain – Your back and neck are full of muscles, nerves and ligaments. After a car accident, any one of these can get hurt and damaged causing you pain in various degrees.
Bulging or Herniated Disc – A very common problem after a car accident in your back is with your intervertebral discs. A sudden impact such as a car accident can cause these discs to be pushed out from their regular position. These discs are a soft spongy cushion in between the bones of your spine that help you be able to bend and twist and absorb the impact. Any sudden impact can cause the disc to move its position and cause intense pain and even limit mobility. They could also cause the disc to be damaged or rupture having it leak out and irritate the nerves.
How Can a Chiropractor help my body recover from a car accident?
Reduce Inflammation – Inflammation is a very common side effect after a car accident. The amount of impact a car accident can have on the body can cause micro-tears in your muscles and ligaments. This can cause your body to be stiff and sore and have increased inflammation. A Chiropractor can help your body release an anti-inflammatory chemical that can help reduce swelling and pain.
No Medication Needed – With a chiropractor, you do not need to take medication and worry about becoming addicted or dependent on that medication because of your back pain. You do not want to mask the pain, you want to get to the bottom line of how to relieve it. A chiropractor can determine what is causing your discomfort and help relieve the pain.
Prevent Further Back Pain – You can develop scar tissue which leads to stiffness and discomfort, and over time it can lead to chronic back pain. A chiropractor can focus on helping the scar tissue become minimal. Then they can also help reduce the risk of you having further back pain later on.
Restore Mobility – After an accident, inflammation and pain can cause you to lose mobility. If you lose your mobility, then it’s hard for you to do the activities that you are used to doing throughout the day. A chiropractor can help reduce the inflammation and help get you back to being able to do your day-to-day activities.
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If you have been in a car accident, don’t suffer with back pain that can be healed with the help of a chiropractor. If you are struggling with back or neck pain call Revelation Chiropractic and set up your appointment today and let’s get you back to living life the way you want to.