Back Injury Awareness Following an Auto Accident

Back Injury Awareness Following an Auto Accident

Dealing with back pain can be one of the most excruciating physical and mental experiences a person can go through, depending on the extent of the pain and the cause of it. Your back is tremendously important in performing day-to-day activities and the severity of the back pain can prevent you from doing everything from sitting, standing, lifting, moving, or even sleeping. Because there are a number of types of injuries that your back can sustain, it’s very important to be aware of back injuries, especially following a traumatic experience like an auto accident.

Muscular Injuries In The Lower Back

Along with there being a tremendous number of nerves running through your spine, there are also a number of muscles in your back to aid you in moving. Sometimes, the muscles can become strained or damaged due to lack of exercise or heavy lifting. They can also be injured from the sudden impact of a car crash. Fortunately, these types of injuries can heal much easier than other, more extensive back problems, but they can still be incredibly painful and debilitating. Since you may miss work and accrue medical bills from this, you should speak with an experienced auto accident attorney regarding compensation for your injuries.

Car Accidents Can Damage Your Vertebrae And Discs

Your back contains a number of bones that envelope your spine known as vertebrae. In between those vertebrae are discs that help provide a flexible cushion for the bones. Injuries to this area of the back can fracture a vertebra, causing intense pain, or can rupture a disc. A ruptured disc, also known as a bulging or herniated disc, means that the “gel” within that disc has pushed or leaked out of place, and is now pressing against the nerves in the back. Depending on the severity of the herniation, this pain can be excruciating and may require surgery to correct. These types of back injuries can result from the trauma of a car accident. Hiring an attorney to help show the other driver was at fault could help you pay for your medical bills and ease the financial burden these types of injuries can cause.

Severe Auto Accidents Can Damage Your Spine

As painful as back injuries can be, at least the pain shows that your nerves are working. If you’re involved in a severe accident and suddenly can’t feel any pain in a large region of your body, this may indicate that your spine has been damaged. Spinal injuries are incredibly serious and can potentially result in lifelong paralysis. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of spinal injuries and the effects of them can be debilitating financially, physically, and emotionally. These injuries are often so severe and affect such a complex portion of the body that a full recovery is very, very rare.

Protect Your Back: Hire A Lawyer

Regardless of how severe your back injury might be, the lingering effects of it can have implications on your overall well-being. If you’ve been the victim of a car accident in the Phoenix area, call the ELG ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS, PLLC at (623) 877-3600 for a free consultation. Minor back injuries can still have major implications. You should not be responsible for medical bills resulting from the fault of another driver. Our experienced legal team can review your case to see if we can help you get the money you need to get your life back in order.