Visiting a chiropractor after a car accident is one of the best ways to evaluate the true impact it had on your body as a whole. Rather than just doing an external evaluation, they use tests and exams to identify injuries inside the body that aren’t visible to the naked eye. Through this in-depth care Dr. Overton can uncover the root causes of back pain so it can be addressed in an effective manner. This approach is essential for anyone who wants to learn why they haven’t been able to ease back pain after being in a car accident.
Causes of Back Pain
It’s impossible to say what’s causing your back pain until a total evaluation has been done on your body. After all, each car accident is completely unique and can affect each person differently. Chiropractors are wonderful resources to visit for learning this, as they don’t take guesses when it comes to patient care. Instead, they use evidence from testing to address the specific causes of back pain for each and every individual.
Some of the most common causes that chiropractors find include:
- Fractured Vertebrae
- Herniated Disc
- Torn Soft Tissue
- Vertebral Sublaxation
Common Areas of Pain
During a car accident, the neck is able to move freely, which is why it’s one of the most commonly injured parts of the body. If the discs inside of the cervical vertebra subluxate, it can cause pain and inflammation in the upper back. However, there’s also a risk of injury to the thoracic vertebra in the center of the back and the lumbar vertebra in the lower back. And, even if none of these parts of the back are affected, there’s still a risk of pain if the tendons, muscles, ligaments, or nerves that surround the spine were injured during the accident.
Once Dr. Overton has performed a full evaluation of your body through in-depth testing, he will know exactly which drug-free solutions are right for you. This can provide any patient with a sense of relief finally having the answers to their back pain questions. Common chiropractic solutions that may help with back pain include:
There are many effective chiropractic techniques that can be used to help relieve back pain. However, the specific adjustment needed will be determined on an individual basis. For example, there are different adjustments used to help with pinched nerves, slipped discs, and misaligned vertebra.
Chiropractic massages are often used as effective treatment methods for sprains and soft tissue injuries. The knowledge these care providers have of every part of the back provides them with the insight needed to perform massages in a safe and effective manner.
Other related injuries Dr. Overton can help with: Jaw pain