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Car Accidents and Back Injuries

Dallas – Fort Worth Chiropractic Care

The force and violence of car accidents often cause neck and back injuries. Even in low-impact car accidents, a person’s body can be suddenly thrust in one direction or another, straining muscles, ligaments, and vertebrae. As a result, discs can be ruptured or displaced, and vertebrae thrown out of alignment. In a normal spine, spinal discs essentially act like shock absorbers beneath each vertebra. Since spinal discs are flexible and elastic – more so when we are younger – excessive weight or pressure can cause a disc to bulge outside its normal boundary or actually rupture.

After a Car Accident – Back Injury Symptoms

A bulging or ruptured disc will result in inflammation. As a consequence, a bulging disc may pinch nerves that run along the spinal column. These nerves act like electrical wires carrying information to and from the brain. When a bulging disc presses against these nerves, it can interfere with the ability of them to relay neuro-muscular signals to your arms and legs. When this happens, you may experience numbness, tingling, weakness, the sensation of sudden shocks running down your legs, and headaches. If left untreated, a bulging or ruptured disc could lead to muscle wasting and incontinence.

Treating Back Injuries with Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic medicine is based in part on the idea that misalignments in the spine and joints can lead to pain, loss in mobility, and other health issues. In order to promote health and reduce pain, the ability of the body’s nerves to communicate effectively with the brain must be restored. In order to achieve this, chiropractors use what are referred to as “adjustments” to realign vertebrae in the spine.

Depending on the severity and nature of your back injury, our chiropractors can use adjustments along with message and physical therapy to reduce or eliminate your pain. When administering adjustments, a chiropractor places targeted, precise force to misaligned vertebrae in order to restore their proper alignment. Doing so can relieve pressure on a bulging disc while concomitantly releasing pinched nerves.

Suffering from Back Pain? Contact Accident & Injury Chiropractic

If you’ve been in a car accident and are experiencing numbness, tingling, weakness, or shooting pain in your arms or legs, contact Dallas area Accident & Injury Chiropractic today. If left undiagnosed or untreated, your back pain could deteriorate and lead to further complications. Restore mobility and reduce or eliminate your back pain – call one of our many Dallas area locations to learn how we can help you.