Many folks say they experience chronic back pain after a car crash.
A 2002 study conducted by scientists at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine examined the biomechanics of lumbar spine injury from auto collisions and discovered that the car seat is very likely the root cause in these kinds of injuries.
Your spine has a natural curved form that absorbs jolts and stresses and at the same time makes it possible for freedom of movement.
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of different designs of car seats with distinctive forms, covers, stiffnesses and geometries. If your carseat doesn't accommodate your spine precisely, the violent acceleration of the carseat during a collision can cause some portions of your spine to move more than other parts.
This shearing motion can pull or tear the ligaments of your spine, resulting in discomfort, swelling, scar tissue, nerve injury, and even permanent damage.
Chiropractic adjustments are a tried and tested, successful way to help people with lower back pain, and we've been helping back pain patients in Joplin, MO since 1993.
If you've been in an auto collision and have signs of back pain, Dr. Lewis is here to help. We can help establish the underlying cause of your problem and develop a plan of action to help you restore your health. We've helped many people in Joplin, MO heal from these types of injuries.
Call our office today at (417) 782-2504 for a consultation or for more information.