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Every hour, hundreds of people are hurt in head-on collision, side-impact collision, and back-end car accidents. Victim faced series of injuries in these accidents out of which back injuries are most often reported which can range from slight sprains and trauma to fractured vertebrae and damaged spinal cord.

Good news is, today almost all cars on the road have seatbelts and airbags. Though seatbelts and airbags are helpful in saving many lives but injuries still occur. Unfortunately, the most frequent one is back injury. The human back is a made up of bunch of tendons, muscles, and ligaments that are tangled around the vertebrae, the disks, and the spinal cord.

Depending upon the force implied in a car accident Boynton Beach that can cause one or more parts of the back injury. As the spinal cord joins the full length of the back, any injury to the back could be serious.

If you had a car accident, first thing to do is to check if there are any symptoms of a back injury. These bruises can worsen if not treated on time. Common back injury symptoms are pain running up or down your legs, deteriorating of your muscles, lack of feeling in your extremities, and irregular back pain.

Your spinal cord runs from your neck to your lower back, it has 24 separate vertebrae. Between those vertebrae there are 23 disks. Disks act as cushions, or shock absorbers, for the entire vertebra. Directly behind the vertebra is your spine. Surrounding your spine and vertebra are like a muddle of tendons, ligaments, muscles, and nerves.

Your spinal cord has three different sections. The top (cervical) vertebra is behind the neck and contains 6 disks. The middle (thoracic) vertebra runs down the center of your back and contains 12 disks. The lower (lumbar) vertebra is located in your lower back region and has 5 disks.

A strongly interlace fabric of nerve endings surrounds the vertebra and the spine. When these nerves get in touch with injured soft tissue, bruised spinal cord, or a fractured disks the resulting pain can range anywhere from mild to agonizing and unbearable.

Know more about offices of Accident & Injury Chiropractic contact car accident Boynton Beach. Specialists regularly deal with car accident victims. Main aim is to minimize or eliminate back pain without the use of insidious surgery and powerful pain medication that increases the risk of complications and addiction to prescription drugs. For more information call us now!

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