One of the most common injuries in any given scenario is a back injury.
After a car accident, slip and fall accident, truck accident, or almost any accident in general, the most common injury sustained is a back injury.
But how serious is back pain? Since it is so common how debilitating could it be and how does it relate to car accidents?
Before some advice is dropped, I would like to preface by saying that this is not medical advice or anything to follow word for word. This is just for perspective and the purpose of spreading good faith. This is by no means actual professional medical advice. If you are in legitimate back pain and struggling, then going to see a doctor is the best advice and call for action. Professional help and immediate help is the best way to treat an actual back injury you sustained in Fort Lauderdale. An informative blog will do you no better.
Common Back Injuries After a Car Accident
To start, the backside of a person is not meant to take any sort of blows of any sorts. Although the human body is extremely adaptable in many situations, the one part of the body that you don’t want to mess with or try to test is the back.
The spine, the neck, and the lower back are all extremely important parts of the body and sustaining damage to any of those 3 parts of the back can cause long term damage that can be irreparable if it is too severe.
Any damage to the upper back (thoracic spine), can prove to be extremely painful and possibly debilitating. Because it is where the ribs and chest region are, if there is any damage to that part of the body, it can result in severe damages.
The most common injury to the backside though is the neck injuries. Neck injuries happen mostly because of whiplash. Whiplash is when there is a sudden movement to the car, so your body is jolted forward but because your neck muscles are nowhere near as strong as the rest of your body, your neck gets cranked into an extreme position that can cause permanent damage.
On the topic of back injuries, I also think it is important to address the difference between sprain and strains.
These words (sprain and strain) are used interchangeably but they actually mean two different things.
A sprain is when there is actual damage to the ligaments. A sprained ankle, back, or wrist let’s say. This means there was actual damage done to the ligaments because of excessive sudden force that shocked the muscles.
A strain, on the other hand, means that there was a stretch in the muscle, ligament, or tendon that was an excessive range of motion that was applied suddenly and forcefully. This can create shock and pain but there should be no damage.
Devastating Back Injuries After a Car Accident
Although initial back injuries may not seem to be devastating, in the long run they can turn out to be tremendously cumbersome to not only your health but also your wallet.
A herniated disc for example.
A disc is a cushion in between each vertebrae that essentially serves as a shield for the spine. When you have a herniated disc, the disc basically goes out of alignment and places irregular pressure on the spinal cord. This in turn will produce pain on surrounding parts of the body and possibly numbness in parts of your body like the legs.
Another example of a devastating back injury is the spinal cord injuries. The spinal cord is not only one of the most delicate parts of our bodies, but it is also the most important body part (arguably). Connecting the brain and also basically being the trunk of our bodies, the spinal cord is critical but delicate. Any sort of damage can cause long-term damage and possibly even death if it is too severe.
Getting Treatment for your Back Injuries
The best way to get your back injury solved is to go to a doctor. Getting a diagnosis and attacking the injury with a calculated plan is the best way. By continuing to try and just live with the pain by taking copious amounts of pain killer and self-diagnosing will do you no good.
Getting professional help for your injuries is the single best way to heal fast.
Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer for Financial Compensation from your Back Injuries
If your back injury was caused by negligent driving and you are stuck paying ridiculous medical bills for the back injuries, a personal injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale can help you.
Medical bills from back injuries can be some of the most expensive because back injuries can not only be devastating but also very confusing for many people (including doctors).
Negligent driving is any kind of driving that involves not being fully attentive to the road WHILE you are driving.
If you feel as though your car accident was a result of someone else’s negligent driving, and thus the injuries you sustained were a direct result of the car accident that the other person caused, a personal injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale can help you get financial compensation.
Personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale start with a free consultation so that we can hear out what happened to you and how we can help. When we determine that we can help you and give you our full services, we will start gathering evidence such as medical bills and photos to build you a strong case. If your full financial compensation can’t be achieved through insurance, then we are not afraid to file suit and get you what you deserve.
Remember, we don’t win until YOU win.