Many people say they experience lower back pain after a motor vehicle accident.

A 2002 paper carried out by scientists at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine examined the biomechanics of lumbar spine injury from rear-end crashes and discovered that the car seat is most likely the culprit in these kinds of injuries.

Your spine has an innate curved form that absorbs shocks and stresses and also permits freedom of movement.

There are dozens, possibly even hundreds, of different designs of car seats with different shapes, coverings, stiffnesses and geometries. If your car seat doesn't correspond to your spinal column precisely, the violent acceleration of the carseat during a collision can cause some portions of your spine to shift more than other parts.

This shearing effect can pull or tear the ligaments of your spine, resulting in discomfort, irritation, scar tissue, nerve injury, and even long-lasting damage.

Chiropractic adjustments are a tried and tested, effective way to help people with lower back pain, and we've been helping back pain patients in Athens, GA since 1978.

If you have been in a car wreck and have signs of back pain, Dr. Hitchcock is here to help. We can help identify the underlying source of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many patients in Athens, GA improve from these types of problems.

Call our office today at (706) 353-8032 for a consultation or for more information.

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