Approximately 80 percent of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. While lower back injuries are common, your pain is unique. If it's the result of a car crash or another personal injury circumstance, you may need legal help.
Lower Back Pain Due to Personal Injury
A sudden traumatic event can cause different types of back injuries that result in lower back pain. Lower back pain may occur because of injury to one or more of the following:
- Tendons strained due to the force of a crash impact or a slip-and-fall.
- Ligaments that are strained, sprained, partially or completely torn.
- Muscles, maybe starting with acute pain or spasms, but resulting in long-term chronic issues.
- The spine, which if compressed, causes herniated or ruptured discs and potential nerve damage.
The specific cause of your lower back pain can be diagnosed by a doctor after a complete physical exam. He or she can suggest a treatment plan that addresses your immediate pain and long-term quality of life. Treatment may include a variety of techniques, including rest, strengthening exercises, physical therapy, medications, chiropractic care, and surgery.
Beware of Delayed Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain isn't always apparent at the scene of a car crash or the site of your personal injury incident. Without evident injury, it may seem like there's no reason to immediately seek medical care. However, in the days following the incident, your back may begin to ache.
If this happens, it's crucial to see a doctor as soon as you begin experiencing symptoms. Make sure to provide details of the incident. This may help the medical professional determine an accurate diagnosis, and documentation related to the visit, your injuries, and could be an important part of proving it was the crash or other incident that caused your injury.
Get the Legal Advice You Need
You shouldn't be burdened with injury expenses because of the irresponsible acts of another person. If you've recently experienced an auto collision or a personal injury incident, and now have lower back pain, get the medical help you need. Then contact the legal team at Samples Ames Law Firm to assist with your case and protect your interests.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers will investigate what happened and, if appropriate, fight for your fair recovery of medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, physical pain and emotional suffering, and other damages.
Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights.