Lower Back Pain After a Car Accident

by Dr. Travis Utter
January 19th, 2016

Accident Back Pain

Back pain (and lower back pain, in particular) is one of the most common complaints of car accident victims. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, car accidents are one of the top causes of back/spine injuries, and are responsible for more than 40% of spinal injuries each year.

If you have been involved in an auto accident, and you are experiencing lower back pain, you may be suffering from any number of spinal issues, ranging from:

  • Whiplash
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc herniation
  • Soft tissue bruising and tearing

According to Michael Gleiber, MD, “If you experience any back or neck pain at all following a car accident, you should be evaluated by a doctor to rule out any serious injury. However, it is especially important to seek medical attention immediately if you experience tingling, numbness, weakness, or loss of bladder or bowel control. These are indications of a more serious injury that must be addressed immediately.” 

Auto Accident Chiropractic

Oftentimes, lower back pain can linger for months to even years after your accident, without the proper care.

Should I See a Chiropractor After an Accident?

Many accident-related lower back pains and injuries can be treated with chiropractic adjustments and massage. Regular adjustments have been proven to be a safe and effective method for reducing pain, and increasing range and quality of motion.

If you are currently suffering from a lower back injury as a result of a car accident, the auto injury clinic Preferred Injury Physicians would love to be able to help alleviate your pain. Call our Orlando office at (407) 900-7246, our Daytona office at (386) 265-7246, or schedule an appointment at either office online today. 

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