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Posted on 01-10-2017

Back Pain from an Auto Accident in Portland

Man suffering from back pain after an auto accident

An auto accident can leave you with a stiff, sore, and bruised back. Get checked out by our Portland chiropractor, who can assure you there is nothing wrong and fix any auto accident back injuries we find. 

What Causes Back Pain After an Auto Accident? 

In a car accident, your body experiences a lot of pressure in seconds. Just like your car gets damaged in the impact, so does your body. Your spine can shift out of its natural alignment. If this happens, you may be unable to move naturally without experiencing a high level of joint pain due to the misalignment of your spinal vertebrae. 

In an accident, the seat belt can restrain some muscles while allowing others to move freely. This uneven movement can cause pulled back muscles or soft tissue injuries. 

Spondylolisthesis, a condition in which the vertebrae in your back slip over one another, can also occur due to an auto accident. Along with pain in the back, this condition causes pain in the limbs. A slipped disc, which has symptoms similar to spondylolisthesis, can occur if the impact of the crash was severe. 

Natural Treatment for Back Pain After an Auto Accident 

When you visit our chiropractic clinic, Dr. Samantha Stuart, DC, will check you out from head to toe. Through tests and observation, Dr. Stuart will determine the injuries you have and the best way to treat them. 

Chiropractic adjustments realign the spine to reverse trauma after an auto accident. Adjustments increase the circulation in affected joints, ligaments, and muscles, while promoting a release of endorphins and strengthening the nervous system. Soft tissue injuries start to heal, while symptoms like stiffness and reduced range of motion decrease. 

For a herniated disc or case of spondylolisthesis, our chiropractor can perform spinal decompression, a conservative treatment method that restores the position and integrity of the spinal column. 

To reserve your consultation at our chiropractic clinic in Portland, call (503) 451-6670 today. We look forward to helping you recover from back pain after an auto accident, without the use of medication. 

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