Many folks report back problems after a motor vehicle accident.
A 2002 study carried out by scientists at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine investigated the biomechanics of lumbar spine injuries from auto collisions and discovered that the car seat is most likely the culprit in these types of injuries.
Your spine has an innate curved structure that absorbs shocks and stress and also allows freedom of movement.
There are dozens, possibly even hundreds, of distinct designs of car seats with distinctive shapes, coverings, stiffnesses and geometries. If your carseat doesn't accommodate your spine exactly, the violent acceleration of the carseat during a wreck can cause some regions of your spine to move more than other parts.
This shearing effect can pull or tear the ligaments of your spinal column, triggering discomfort, irritation, scar tissue, neurological injury, and even long-term damage.
Chiropractic is a well-known, successful way to help men and women with lower back pain, and we've been working with back pain patients in Arlington, WA since 1990.
If you've been in an auto collision and have symptoms of back pain, Dr. Ernst is here to help. We can help establish the underlying cause of your pain and develop a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Arlington, WA heal from these types of problems.
Call our office today at (360) 659-8464 for a consultation or for more information.