Back injuries occur when you have pain anywhere on your back. More specifically a back injury as a result of trauma from a car accident, slip and fall or accident can include a sprain or strain of the back muscles, slipped or herniated discs, bulging discs, or spondylosis which is a defect in the back.
The most common symptoms of a back injuries include back pain, head and neck pain, pain when you sit or stand, pain when you bend from side to side, pain travelling to your hips, arms or legs, a burning sensation in your arms and legs including numbness or tingling and trouble urinating.
Back pain is one of the most common ailments when someone is involved in a car accident or slip and fall. Sometimes it gets better but quite often it can get worse. There are also many different types of causes to back pain such as a herniated disc or pinched nerve or even soft tissue damage. The good news is there are numerous non-surgical treatments available for pain relief include medication, physiotherapy and properly directed exercises that can be provided by a physiotherapist or chiropractor.
The first step is to go to your doctor, walk-in clinic or local hospital so a proper imaging test is requested to identify the location and severity of the back pain. The imaging would include an X-Ray, MRI or CT scan. If there is possible nerve damage, the doctor may request a type of nerve study to make sure the back isn’t pushing on to the nerves of your body.
You don’t need to live with the symptoms of back injuries. If you were recently in a car accident or any type of slip and fall, contact us for a free consultation and we can let you know how our experienced team of lawyers and specialized clinics and doctors can assist in your recovery.