I’ve been reminded today that I have had episodes of lower back issues since I was in ninth grade. At times its just mild annoyance. This discomfort can include mild to very severe muscle spasms with or without sciatica symptoms shooting down my right, left or both legs.  Not a pleasant experience.  The point is, I have lived it, so i know it.

Roughly seven to eight out of 10 people will experience some kind of back pain in their lifetime. This is why many patients seek the help of a chiropractor. Chiropractic has been shown time and again to be an effective treatment of back pain.

Since there are many ways to diagnose and treat a back injuries, it takes knowledge and understanding to ensure the minimal possibility of a permanent effect on your health and wellness.

The reality is that there are many different injuries and problems that can be caused by accidents. Automobile accidents can cause broken bones, cuts and bruises, head injuries, whiplash, etc. Most of these injuries can be treated by a medical professional and will heal over time. However, there are some types of injuries sustained from a car crash which can stick with you for months, or even years, after your accident.

Back injury is one type of injury which can leave many auto accident victims in pain long after their incident. Car accident back pain is one of the worst, and most prevalent, types of chronic pain which is caused by automobile accidents.

While the tremendous forces that are created during a car accident are enough to tear apart the soft tissues in the back and shatter bones, whiplash is also responsible for more than one million car accident back injuries each year. Ten percent of these car accident back injuries can lead to long-term pain and disability in those affected.

Symptoms of acute back pain can range anywhere from muscle ache, to shooting pain in the back, to the inability to stretch or stand straight. While most cases of acute back pain can be cleared up with help from a medical professional, if symptoms are left untreated, they can become more serious and painful over time.

Chronic (long-term) back pain presents the same type of pain and symptoms of acute back pain, however it is measured by duration―typically pain that persists for four or more months.

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