Causes of Spine & Back Pain after a Car Accident
Author: Dr. Hamid Abbasi
DATE: 25 Apr 2016
Back Pain & Injuries
Car crashes unfortunately happen all the time, and with car accidents come injuries. One of the most commonly injured areas of the body during a car crash is the spine. In this article, we are going to go through some of the potential back and spine injuries that can occur after a person is involved in an auto accident – and how to effectively treat these injuries.
Auto Accident Injuries
From whiplash to broken bones, there are many injuries a person can sustain during an auto accident. Here are some of the spinal injuries that a person can sustain in the course of a car crash:
- Pinched Nerves
- Herniated Discs
- Vertebrae Fracture
- Whiplash & Soft Tissue Injuries
These are just a few of the more common injuries you can sustain in a car crash. You should always seek competent medical assistance after your crash. Even if you feel completely fine after an accident, there could be issues lurking underneath the surface that can crop up later on if you don’t address them immediately.
Effectively Treating Spine Injuries after a Car Accident
Treating spine injuries after an automobile accident first requires and accurate diagnosis. Once a doctor has examined you and ordered any necessary imaging tests like MRIs, X-rays, or CT scans, you and your physician can work together to create a treatment plan. Some spinal injuries have to be treated quickly with surgery to avoid serious and permanent damage, while others can be mitigated with non-surgical methods like pain meds, chiropractic, and physical therapy.
If surgery is required to fix a spinal injury following a car accident, consider one of Inspired Spine’s minimally invasive keyhole procedures. Our study-based techniques are revolutionizing spine surgery because they offer less pain, shorter recovery times, and better patient experiences. Contact us today to learn more about our Inspired Spine procedures or to find a provider near you who performs these procedures.