Whiplash Injury and Back Pain

Many people say they experience back aches after an auto collision.

A 2002 paper conducted by scientists 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 most likely the culprit in these types of injuries.

Your spine has an innate curved structure that absorbs shocks and stress and also enables freedom of movement.

There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of distinct styles of car seats with distinctive shapes, coverings, stiffnesses and geometries. If your carseat doesn't match your spine precisely, the violent acceleration of the carseat during an impact can cause some regions of your spine to shift much more than other parts.

This shearing movement can pull or rip the ligaments of your spinal column, leading to discomfort, swelling, scar tissue, neurological injury, and even long-term damage.

Chiropractic is a proven, reliable way to help people with back pain, and we've been helping back pain patients in Fleming Island, FL since 2014.

If you've been in a car crash and have signs of back pain, Dr. Jon Paul Fritz is here to help. We can help pinpoint the root cause of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We've helped many patients in Fleming Island, FL recover from these sorts of injuries.

Call our office today at (904) 425-9060 for a consultation or for more information.