Injuries to the back, neck and spine are responsible for a significant proportion of the injuries that lead victims to pursue a personal injury claim. Below we take a look at three of the more severe types of injuries that can be responsible for car accident back pain.
Compression fractures are a potentially serious cause of back pain after a car accident, particularly for older adults. These injuries involve cracks in the vertebrae of the spine that can result in sharp pain, changes in posture and, in some cases, a loss of height.
Herniated or Ruptured Disc
The bodily trauma of a car accident can also cause damage to the discs cushioning the vertebrae of the spine. When a disc is placed under enough stress, it can bulge through its outer membrane and put pressure on surrounding nerves. In some cases, a herniated disc can cause extreme pain and muscle spasms.
Damage to the Spinal Cord
A spinal cord injury can result in partial or total loss of functions like feeling and mobility in different parts of the body. The severity of the impact of a spinal cord injury depends on the extent and location of the trauma.
Remember, symptoms of some serious back injuries may not be noticeable at the scene of a car accident and may not appear until hours or days after an accident has taken place. If you suspect that you may have been seriously injured, be sure to seek appropriate medical attention as quickly as possible.
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The back injury lawyers of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk may be able to help if you’ve been hurt in a car accident in our area. Call 1-800-753-5203 for a free evaluation of your case and initial consultation from our experienced injury law team.