Back Pain and Auto Injury

If you are suffering from back pain after an auto collision, don't despair. Dr. Jay Woodward & Dr. Abby Power sees this type of condition frequently in our Portland and Falmouth, ME office. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for back pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes back pain and why chiropractic works.


During a rear-end car crash, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your spine, the car seat can put inconsistent force on your lower back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.


If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from back pain, Dr. Jay Woodward & Dr. Abby Power is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Give our office a call today at (207) 781-7911 to make an appointment.


Many people report back pain after a car crash.
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