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Why Auto Accidents Cause Low Back Pain And How AICA Conyers Can Treat It
Jan 20, 2017

Why Auto Accidents Cause Low Back PainAre you looking for lower back pain treatment near Conyers following an auto accident?

If so, then you may benefit from scheduling a consultation with an AICA Conyers Chiropractor.

Auto Accidents and Low Back Pain

Chiropractic treatment can address Whiplash Injuries and offer immediate lower back pain relief following a car accident, and these collisions can cause you to suffer lower back pain in a variety of ways.

Sustaining Spinal Fractures

Because of the impact that can be involved in a car crash, it is not uncommon for patients to experience compression fractures in the center and lower areas of their spine.

When the accident takes place, the seatbelt holds the patient’s lower body in place, while the upper portion is thrust forward, a particular action which can pull the vertebrae apart.

A spinal fracture can also lead to a spinal cord injury if the bone moves far enough out of place.

If you sustain a spinal fracture, you may notice moderate to significant pain that becomes more intense as you move around.


The force of a car collision can cause the spinal vertebrae to become misaligned when fractured.

In some instances, the displaced bone can compress the spinal canal and put stress on nerves that cause symptoms such as tingling, weakness, or pulsating pain that exists in the lower back area or legs.

Spinal adjustments can be useful for addressing the symptoms associated with spondylolisthesis.

Disc Herniation

In between the bones in your spine are areas of cushioning tissue referred to as spinal discs.

When a patient is involved in an auto accident, these particular discs end up taking on a significant amount of the impact. When this happens, it is common for one or more discs to become herniated, meaning that their inner portion is pushed out through the disc’s outer ring.

A herniated disc can heal on its own without offering any pain or some related symptom. However, if the bulging disc is pressing on a nerve root that connects to the spine, you are likely to experience a significant amount of pain and possible weakness, or numbness in the lower back or the surrounding limbs.

Schedule A Consultation With AICA Conyers After An Auto Accident

You can learn more about our approach to treating auto accident injuries or lower back pain by scheduling a consultation with our Conyers Chiropractic clinic.

Fill out our online contact form or call us at 404-602-0386.