Low Back Pain From a Motor Vehicle Accident

Low back pain after a motor vehicle accident (MVA) is one of the most commonly reported symptoms after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. In many cases, the low back pain symptoms do not occur for sometimes days or even weeks after the accident! After a motor vehicle accident, our bodies go into “shock”. This phenomena blocks the perception of pain until our bodies no longer feel that our lives are in danger. Pain is always a good indication that something is wrong, however it fails to tell us what is actually wrong. It is important that anyone experiencing pain after a motor vehicle accident gets evaluated by a trained medical professional.

Although whiplash is a common injury from a car accident, back pain also ranks as one of the more common injuries. Our job at Intrinsic Wellness in West New York is to heal back injuries such as herniated or damaged discs. During a collision, the impact of the accident puts stress on your entire body including your back. The force has the potential to move the discs and strain your muscles, causing your spine to become misaligned and the tissue in your body to feel sore. You might even damage the nerves in your back. Keep in mind, your spine runs from your lower back through your neck, which means you may experience pain anywhere throughout the area.

Treatment for Back Pain from Auto Accidents

Here at Intrinsic Wellness located in West New York and Westwood, New Jersey, our trained medical professionals have unique training to assess and diagnose injuries arising from a motor vehicle accident. Most patients will initially be treated by chiropractic care. Our West New York chiropractors will use a wide variety of unique chiropractic modalities to help treat the back pain and decrease inflammation. Since chiropractic concerns itself primarily with spinal joint health, our West New York chiropractors will use specific assessment methods to find and adjust the spinal subluxations contributing to your low back pain. After a car accident, the joints will become locked or fixated. Spinal joint fixation will lead to more low back pain and spinal degeneration. Our West New York chiropractors will use different techniques to adjust the spine gently and effectively to move the fixated joint to promote healing and mobility. Spinal manipulative therapy has been utilized by chiropractors for over 125 years and has been shown to be both safe and effective! Our West New York chiropractors have treated hundreds of patients involved in motor vehicle accidents, so don’t worry you’re in good hands!

Once our West New York chiropractors have decreased the pain and inflammation in your low back, patients will typically progress to physical therapy. Our West New York physical therapists are trained in advanced rehabilitation techniques to increase your muscle strength and range of motion after your motor vehicle accident. Our physical therapists will use physical medicine modalities to further decrease pain and inflammation and increase strength and range of motion. The active part of your recovery is important to decrease the chance of joint fibrosis and scar tissue formation. Once joint fibrosis and scar tissue formation has set in, the chances of achieving full joint range of motion decrease significantly! Whether you need physical therapy in West New York or chiropractic in West New York, you are in good hands!

If you or a loved on have been involved in a car accident in the West New York or Westwood, New Jersey area, don’t wait! Intrinsic Wellness proudly serves the following areas with chiropractic, physical therapy and acupuncture care; West New York, Union City, Secaucus, Palisades Park, Hoboken, Paramus, Westwood, Ridgewood, Rivervale, Hillsdale, Woodcliff Lake, Montvale.