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Back Pain and Car Accidents

We manage many auto injury cases in in our State College office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is back pain. What causes back pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic help?

During a rear-end car crash, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your spine, the car seat can put inconsistent pressure 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 movement can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated promptly. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with back pain, Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Call us today at (814) 308-9352 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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