Back Pain and Car Crashes

We treat many auto injury cases in in our Bay Shore office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is back pain. Why is back pain such a common problem after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help you get better?

During a rear-end auto collision, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your spine, the car seat can put uneven pressure on your back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the ligaments that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated promptly. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Dr. Craig Selzer has been helping patients in Bay Shore since 1995, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (631) 665-3714 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

Many people report back pain after a car crash.
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    Dr. Craig Selzer is a chiropractor in Bay Shore, New York. He graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1994 and attended SUNY Stony Brook. He holds additional degrees in Bachelor of Science and Certified Active Release Techniques. All Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy care is a Family Practice dedicated to overall health through the body's innate ability to heal itself. Dr. Selzer is certified in Active Release Techniques and is always treating athletic injuries.