Common Causes of Back Injuries

Back injuries are usually noticeable by the pain that they cause. The pain may radiate down one or both legs may only be felt when touched or may worsen with moving. People with back injuries may also experience symptoms of bruising, swelling, or muscle spasms. Some patients report difficulty standing up straight or stiffness.

Back injuries can arise for any number of reasons, including:

  • Accidents, such as motor vehicle accidents, slips, and falls, and work accidents
  • Medical conditions, such as arthritis, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, or osteoporosis
  • Strained muscles or ligaments, muscle spasms, or muscle tension
  • Lifting boxes or other heavy objects
  • Overuse injuries
  • Spinal deformities

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Auto Injuries

Chiropractic care can help relieve or minimize pain stemming from an auto injury. Some of the most important benefits of chiropractic care for the treatment of auto injuries are:

  • Reduced inflammation – inflammation can cause you to feel stiff and sore after an MVA. Chiropractic treatment releases a natural inflammation-reducing chemical that reduces swelling and pain.
  • Restored mobility – After an MVA, it is common for accident victims to experience difficulty moving. Chiropractors can reduce inflammation and speed up your healing process so that you can regain mobility.
  • Natural remedy – When you turn to an experienced chiropractor instead of medication, you tap into your body’s healing process. This is often much safer than relying on addiction-forming medicines that can alter your body’s perception of pain without relieving its underlying causes.