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The Most Common Back Injuries After a Car Accident and How to Treat Them

A wide spectrum of injuries can result from traffic collisions. This article looks at some of the most common auto accident injuries to the back, as well as how to recover with the best back and neck pain treatment.

Scrapes and cuts

When you get into a vehicle crash, everything that is loose within the cabin (glasses, phones, purses, coffee cups, etc.) suddenly becomes a dangerous projectile. Cuts, scrapes, and other injuries may result when these objects hit you or when you impact with other parts of the car. You can treat minor cuts and scrapes at home. For deep lacerations, you may need emergency care.

Strains and sprains

Whiplash is one of the most common auto accident injuries. Car accidents result in sudden and unnatural head movements. The head will often move unnaturally in response to a sudden stop or shift in trajectory when an accident occurs. These motions place an extraordinary amount of stress on the neck and back, where ligaments and muscles become injured.

Low-back and mid-back muscle sprains commonly occur, leading to chronic inflammation and pain. Achieving back and neck pain relief from whiplash and soft tissue injuries is best approached from a multidisciplinary perspective. The most effective treatment for auto accident injuries combines physiotherapy, chiropractic care, and spinal decompression.

Spinal cord injury

Substantial nerve damage can result if your spinal cord is injured. You may feel numbness or the inability to properly control your limbs. You may even be permanently paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury. When these severe injuries are experienced, you require emergency medical care.

Disk herniation

Disk herniation is another painful and debilitating condition that can arise. As with soft tissue injuries, herniated disks can be resolved through multidisciplinary back and neck pain treatments – with spinal decompression an especially strong component.

Referred pain

Back injuries may also give rise to referred pain, weakness, pins-and-needles, or loss of feeling in the legs or arms. Beyond back and neck pain relief, you can also get relief from referred pain in your limbs through the multidisciplinary approach described above.

Treatment for auto accident injuries in Bakersfield

Have you experienced a car accident and need a safe and speedy recovery? At Envista Medical, we provide complete injury care, including chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, injury rehabilitation, and physiotherapy, in a comfortable environment.