Lower Back Pain Treatments Chesterfield Missouri
Auto accidents, whether high speed or low speed, have the potential to generate enough force to cause trauma to your spinal cord, vertebrae, discs, muscles, tendons or ligaments. While bruised bones, torn ligaments and tweaked muscles, tend to heal over time, these injuries can be extremely painful and make daily life very uncomfortable for you. Sometimes, the collision will cause more extensive damage, such as displacing a vertebra which can compress the nerves or cause the discs to bulge or rupture. These lower back injuries can result in numbness, pain, weakness and difficulty walking. If your spinal cord is cut or severed due to the force of the collision, you are at risk of permanent paralysis. After a collision, it is wise to be hypersensitive to even the slightest discomfort or any unusual sensation and seek medical attention for anything unusual.
Auto Accident Back Injuries
After an auto accident, you may suffer back injuries that affect you immediately, or you are just as likely not to realize these injuries for many days or even weeks after the actual collision. Be aware, as injuries might include the following:
- Lumbar spine injuries (lower back)
- Herniated discs
- Thoracic spine injuries (upper back)
- Spinal cord injuries
Back injuries can cause severe pain with range of motion as well as hinder your ability to walk. Medical treatments vary from short term therapy to extensive permanent medical care. Either way, an injury to any part of your back will likely impact your quality of life for the rest of your life.
Pain Relief from Lower Back Injuries
Treatments for lower back pain caused by an auto accident are as varied as the injuries themselves. Over the counter anti-inflammatory meds such as ibuprofen can reduce pain and swelling. But depending on your injury, you may need muscle relaxers, narcotics or injections. Physical Therapy and exercise can remedy the soft tissue injuries, while other injuries may require a more invasive approach such as a laminectomy, endoscopy, spinal fusion or even an artificial disc replacement. Whatever your injuries are, at P.R.I.M.E. Health Centers, we have the experience and expertise to identify the root of the problem and develop, with you, a corrective plan to get you back to living your life to the fullest. If you are ready to take that step, call us at 636-735-3577 for an immediate appointment.