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Lower Back Injury from a Car Crash? Get Help Early!

April 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dallaschiroteam @ 1:36 pm
man in his car with lower back pain

You’re lucky—you walk away from the car crash relatively unharmed. You just want to put it behind you. After a day or two, however, your lower back starts to hurt badly, which at first doesn’t make sense to you. You would expect to have pain in your neck or upper back after the accident, but why in your lower back?

In this post, you’ll learn how lower back injuries can happen in a car collision and why you should get treated sooner rather than later with your chiropractor.

Lower Back Injuries After a Car Crash

In the chaos of a car accident, the delicate balance in the spine and your nervous system can be thrown off in various ways. For instance, the discs that cushion and separate vertebrae can become herniated, irritating the spinal nerve. As a result, any movement involving your core and back muscles can become difficult and extremely painful.

In addition, the symptoms you experience may not initially point to a lower back injury. At the base of the spine, the sciatic nerve, one of the longest in your body, can be pressed on after the crash, radiating pain into your leg.

Early Treatment Matters

Did you know that it’s not too soon to seek treatment after a car crash? Unless you have more serious medical injuries and even if you think you feel okay following an accident, it’s a good idea to get checked out by a chiropractor immediately following the event because it can take time for pain to kick in with an injury.

However, if you can work on your injury early, you can reduce your recovery time and your pain overall. Through spinal adjustments, nerve decompression, and other non-invasive interventions, your chiropractor can help you get back to normal activities faster.

Postponing treatment will only allow your injury to cause more tissue damage and prolong your pain in the long run. In other words, waiting to feel pain in the aftermath of a car accident isn’t the way to go. By being proactive and working with a chiropractor as early as possible, you can more easily manage your symptoms, get the cause of the problem, and avoid more invasive treatments.

In the end, if you suffer from a lower back injury in a car crash, you can regain range of motion and cut your recovery time with the help of a chiropractor. Let this expert in your nervous system take care of the source of your pain without having to resort to surgery. Get help soon after your accident so that you can move on and carry on with normal life.

About the Author

Dr. Zinovy Chukhman, or Dr. Z, has been practicing for about 20 years and has been certified in all four levels by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. At AlignRight Chiropractic, he uses many treatment techniques, including Gonstead, flexion-distraction, and Diversified. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Z, reach out to our team online or call the Dallas office at 972-907-2800.

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