Neck and Lower Back Pain After a Car Accident

Car accidents have the potential to result in spinal injuries that could cause severe back pain. The severity of these injuries could depend on the type of car accident you were involved in and the location of the injury. It is important that you know what is causing your neck and back pain after the car accident so you can get the right type of treatment for your injuries and get on the road to recovery quickly.

Treatment and therapy for neck and back pain could be lengthy and costly. If your car accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced car accident lawyer in California who will fight to protect your rights and help you secure the maximum settlement for your neck injuries, damages and losses.

Types of Car Accidents

THE CAUSE

Treatment and therapy for neck and back pain could be lengthy and costly. If your car accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced car accident lawyer in California who will fight to protect your rights and help you secure maximum compensation for your injuries, damages and losses.

THE SYMPTOM

Symptoms of lower back pain include pain and stiffness or pain that gets worse when you move or stand up straight. Severe lower back pain could cause serious symptoms such as loss of bowel or bladder control, numbness, and fever. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is imperative that you get medical help right away.

NOTE: Regardless of your symptoms, if you have suffered a spinal injury, it is crucial that you see your doctor right away. This helps ensure that you get the treatment and care you need in a timely manner.

Common Back Injuries in a Car Accident

How much you will receive for your back injury accident settlement depends upon the types of injuries you sustained. Here are some of the most common back injuries sustained in a car accident:

Lumbar sprains

These types of sprains to the lumbar region are the most common causes of lower back pain that could become chronic. Excessive force during a crash can cause muscles, tendons and ligaments to stretch. These types of injuries could take weeks or even months to heal.

Herniated discs

The discs that form the spine consist of a soft inner filling. A herniated disc occurs when this inner filling ruptures and bulges out of the tough exterior. Victims may experience pain when the protruding parts of the ruptured disc touch nearby nerves. Herniated discs could take even a year to completely heal.

Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of spaces within the spine that can exert pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. It mostly occurs in the lower back and neck. While some people may not experience any symptoms, others may have symptoms including pain, tingling, numbness and weakness. These symptoms could worsen over time.

Degenerative disorders of the spine

These typically include herniated discs, spinal stenosis, pinched nerves, sciatica, scoliosis, etc. Car accident trauma is the most common cause when it comes to activation of symptoms related to degenerative spinal disorders. These types of disorders can make someone more vulnerable to suffering back injuries in a car accident. If the accident has made your condition worse or has caused or increased your back pain, you are entitled to compensation.

How Can California Personal Injury Lawyers Help You?

Car accidents that result in injuries to your spine and neck may not be life threatening. But they can cause significant pain, which in itself could become a disability that prevents you not only from doing your job or earning a livelihood, but also affects your quality of life. How long you experience pain after a car accident largely depends upon the types of injuries you  sustained. Chronic pain could prevent you from engaging in daily activities you enjoy such as hiking with friends or playing with your kids.

SEEK COMPENSATION:

It is absolutely important that you get a thorough medical exam after your car accident. Back injuries can greatly affect your quality of life and strain your finances. If you were injured due to another driver's negligence or wrongdoing, you can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitative treatments such as physical therapy or chiropractic care, pain and suffering and emotional distress.

CASE EVALUATION:

Our personal injury lawyers can help evaluate your case and determine the value of your claim. Never settle with an insurance company before you've talked to your lawyer. Rushing into a settlement may prohibit you from seeking fair and full compensation for all your losses.

fights for your rights:

For example, if you find out you need back surgery after you've signed your settlement agreement, you may not be able to claim compensation for the expenses relating to that surgery. Your California car accident lawyer will remain on your side, fight for your rights every step of the way and help ensure that you receive just compensation for all your losses.

Vaziri Law Group is Here to Help

The experienced Los Angeles car accident attorneys at the Vaziri Law Group know the physical, emotional and financial struggles car accident victims face and they navigate their medical treatment and the legal system. We are here to make sure you get the treatment you need for your car accident back injuries and the compensation you rightfully deserve. Call us at 877-812-1085 to find out how we can help you.