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Posted on 05-22-2017

Back Pain From an Auto Accident

Car accidents can create significant injury, even if you feel the crash wasn’t serious, even if you don’t feel pain right away and even if you don’t see blood. An auto accident causes physical and mental strain, and one type of pain may temporarily mask the other. It’s often a good idea to get a chiropractic exam after an accident, to ensure nothing is amiss. If pain crops up well after an auto accident, seeing your chiropractor can help identify the source of your pain and provide the effective, natural treatment you need. Whiplash injuries, neck pain and back pain are the most common auto accident complaints and injuries.

Seat belt to prevent back pain in an auto accident

Common Causes of Back Pain after an Auto Accident

  • Spinal injury
  • Whiplash
  • Abnormal cervical lordosis (alteration of proper neck curvature) 
  • Muscle sprain or strain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Torn ligaments
  • Pinched nerve or other nerve irritation/injuries
  • Misaligned or bulging, herniated discs
  • Bone injury, fracture or bruising
  • And more

After an auto accident you may also experience headaches, knee pain or shoulder pain. All of these issues are typically related and can be corrected through expert chiropractic care.

How Your Chiropractor Can Help

Our chiropractor offers expert diagnostic skills and natural, non-invasive treatment for auto accident back pain. As part of a detailed, personalized back pain treatment plan, we may recommend:

  • Manual and/or instrument-based spinal adjustment
  • Trigger point therapy to relieve tight, irritated muscle areas
  • Spinal decompression to elongate spine and relieve pressure
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation to restore range of motion
  • Laser therapy to promote soft tissue repair and treat pain
  • Corrective exercise for added core strength
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional guidance and/or weight loss plan
  • And more

See our Charlotte Chiropractor for Back Pain Relief

If you've been in an auto accident, contact our chiropractor at Omni Wellness Center in Charlotte, NC. We'll find the source of your back pain and provide effective, targeted chiropractic treatment to help you completely recover from your auto injury. For relief of back pain from an auto accident, call us at today 704-392-9999.

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