Car Accident Back Injuries

back injuries

Car accident back injuries can be sustained in many types of motor vehicle accidents. Whiplash is one of the most common types of car accident back injuries. Whiplash accounts for more than one million car accident back injuries each year. Ten percent of these car accident back injuries lead to long term disability. This type of car accident back injury occurs most often in rear end collisions and can also occur when a vehicle strikes a non-moving object or gets broad-sided by another vehicle.

Whiplash is sustained when a victim’s head is violently hurled forward (hyperextension) and then backward (hyperflexion). Whiplash injury can cause serious injury to the joints, discs, muscles, nerves, and ligaments of the neck and is most serious when a victim’s head is turned to the side during impact. Whiplash car accident back injuries, though common, are sometimes difficult to diagnose. Symptoms of these car accident back injuries can include muscle spasms in the neck and upper back area, increased neck pain with movement, and increasing pain in the base of the neck

Car accident back injuries can also result in a lumbar or lower back sprain or strain. These car accident back injuries result in serious and sometimes debilitating pain in the larger muscles of the lower back. These car accident back injuries can also be difficult to diagnose or may be misdiagnosed if there is an underlying disc injury that has not been identified. Pain from these car accident back injuries can occur on one or both sides of the lower back, may worsen with activity, or may cause nighttime muscle spasms.

Car accident back injuries also include spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord car accident back injuries can be caused by different kinds of trauma including bruising (contusion), excessive pressure (compression), lacerations, and specific damage to the corticospinal tracts in the cervical spinal cord area. Spinal cord car accident injuries can cause serious nerve damage resulting in paralysis, loss of feeling in certain areas of the body, loss of reflex function, and autonomic disturbances. Spinal cord car accident injuries can be very debilitating and can lead to secondary medical problems including infection, sexual dysfunction, muscle spasms, loss of bladder control, and centralized hypersensitivity or pain in certain areas of the body.

Chiropractic can help with all these injuries so do something before they become chronic unsolvable problems.


We provide a variety of services with one goal in mind, to help you get the recovery and pain relief you deserve. We're available for same-day appointments. We treat most vehicle accidents injuries with NO Out-of-Pocket costs.

Our insurance department will be glad to coordinate benefits with the responsible party’s insurance carrier or your attorney. This allows us to treat most injuries with No Out-of-Pocket Expense and allows you to focus on getting better.

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