The force of an automobile accident can cause injury, specifically to the lower back. Trauma to this area, in turn, can result in problems such as sacroiliac joint dysfunction, sciatica, disc injuries, herniation, lumbar plexus disorder and other conditions. In addition, the neck and mid-back can also be affected by a car accident and can be accompanied by their own set of disorders.
Forceful spinal manipulation is not always necessary to treat conditions of the lower back, mid-back and neck. Gentle chiropractic treatment, such as drop table techniques, involves less powerful spinal maneuvering and slower, low-velocity movements that allow the affected joint to stay within its passive range of motion.