Car Accident? Chiropractor Near Crawfordville, FL Discusses Lower Back Pain Relief

Are you looking for lower back pain relief after a car accident? If so, you are not alone with about 80% of adults experiencing back pain at one point in their life and is considered the leading cause of disability in the United States.  Back aches are often diagnosed by doctors as lumbar sprain or strains and can manifest in many forms, including difficulty standing or bending, sharp pains into the hip or leg, numbness or tingling in the feet, dull ache or back spasms.  If you have been to pain management doctors without success, consider alternatives to get back pain relief.  It is important to begin the healing process to avoid further suffering and return to regular activities as quick as possible. (1)

Common Causes 

  • History of Sports injury
  • Car wreck
  • Slip and fall
  • Whiplash injury
  • Excessive Sitting without proper support
  • Scoliosis or spine curvature
  • Improper lifting techniques

Lower Back Pain Relief Treatments

After a car crash, you may automatically go to see your primary care doctor or urgent care however it's important to understand what type of treatment you will be receiving.  The purpose of most medical treatments is to reduce pain in the low back using medications or injections.  Common treatments include:  muscle relaxants- act as a depressant substance on the nervous system aiming to ease muscle spasms and tenderness, pain medications - opioids or pain killers can alter your pain perceptions by weakening the nerve signals relayed to your brain.  Painkillers are typically used for intense, unrelenting lower back pains not just a back ache.  Opioids have many significant side effects and have been increasingly identified as being highly addictive. (2)

Chiropractic spinal adjustments along with therapeutic exercises and massage therapy have been effective in offering lower back pain relief that is safe, gentle and natural.  The Journal of North American Spine Society and the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed scientific evidence that spinal manipulations are effective and safe forms of therapeutic treatment for both short term, acute (auto accident) and long term back problems in adults. (3)

Pragle Chiropractic And Massage Therapy offers gentle treatments for back pain with the AO Treatment, Back Treatment and Massage Therapy.  Medical Massage Therapy is also an effective treatment for back pain.  Massage Therapy can reduce muscle spasms in the back, release muscle trigger points or adhesion, improve blood flow to the back muscles, increase range of motion in the back and promote healing and relaxation.  Dr.Eric also instructs his clients on proper stretching, sitting, and sleeping position to relief pain and prevent future pains.

For more information visit www.praglechiro.com or call 850 508 5951

Posted By Dr. Eric Pragle