Back Pain After An Auto Accident – Dallas, TX
Get Relief by Addressing the Cause of Pain
If you’ve been in a car accident, then back pain may begin immediately or after a few weeks. In either case, the best way to address the pain is to first determine what type of injury is the cause. With this information, your back pain in Dallas can be appropriately treated.
Types of Back Pain
- Lumbar Sprains. These injuries are usually the result of excessive force on the back, which causes ligaments, muscles and tendons to stretch too far. A sprain occurs when the muscle is over stretched.
- Spinal stenosis. Any type of stenosis refers to the narrowing of a body channel. In the case of spinal stenosis, we’re talking about the bone channel surrounding the spinal cord and nerves. Aging is the most common cause, although a car accident can also be a culprit.
- Disc Herniation. In between your spinal vertebrae are cushiony discs. A disc herniation happens when the gel-like inner filling of the disc protrudes beyond the tough outer wall. If the protrusion touches a nerve, this can be very painful.
- Degenerative Spinal Disorder. This term refers to a group of many different injuries or symptoms relating to the break down of the spine due to aging or injury.
Diagnosing Back Pain from an Auto Accident
As a chiropractor, Dr. Chukhman employs a three-step process to diagnose back pain in a patient who has been in an auto accident. This process begins with gathering as much information as possible from you about the accident and your resulting condition and symptoms. He will also perform a physical examination and may order a series of diagnostic imaging tests such as digital X-rays.
Dr. Chukhman is an expert on issues of the musculoskeletal system and will use his training and experience to accurately diagnose the cause of your back. Then, he will develop a customized treatment plan to correct the underlying issue.
Treating Back Pain
A chiropractor can use one or a combination of approaches to treat back pain. There are chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, physical therapy and strength training and exercise. Also, massage therapy and nutrition and lifestyle counseling may be recommended to help you regain total body health and well being. Comprehensive treatment of your pain is the goal.