Many folks say they experience chronic back pain after a car crash.
A 2002 study carried out by researchers at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine looked at the biomechanics of lumbar spine injury from rear-end crashes and found that the car seat is in all likelihood the culprit in these kinds of injuries.
Your spine has a natural curved form that absorbs shocks and stress and also allows freedom of movement.
There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of different designs of car seats with unique shapes, covers, stiffnesses and geometries. If your carseat doesn't correspond to your spinal column precisely, the violent acceleration of the carseat during a wreck can cause some segments of your spine to shift much more than other parts.
This shearing movement can stretch or rip the ligaments of your spine, resulting in discomfort, inflammation, scar tissue, nerve injury, and even long-lasting damage.
Chiropractic care is a well-known, successful way to help people with lower back pain, and we've been working with back pain patients in San Francisco, CA since 2006.
If you've been in a car crash and have symptoms of back pain, Dr. Stern is here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying source of your problem and formulate a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We have helped many people in San Francisco, CA improve from these types of injuries.
Call our office today at (415) 308-7636 for an appointment or for more information.