Back Pain and Car Accidents

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Dr. Adam Sagedahl manages many auto injury cases at our Hopkins office, and a widespread symptom he sees in our patients is back pain. Chiropractic can be very helpful for back pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes back pain and why chiropractic works.

During a rear-end motor vehicle accident, your car and car seat are quickly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your spinal column, the car seat can put inconsistent force on your back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential motion can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated promptly. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Let us help you recover from back pain. Dr. Sagedahl has helped many patients with the same problem, and he can probably help you, too. First, he'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning to help alleviate the pain symptoms and get you back on your feet. Give our office a call today at (612) 655-3073 to make an appointment.