Back Injuries

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Your back is an intricate structure of bones, muscles and other tissues that extend from your neck to your pelvis. The centerpiece is the spinal column, which houses and protects the spinal cord – the delicate nervous system that carries signals that control the body's movements and sensations. A person can sustain a back injury from sports injuries, falls from heights, work-related accidents, or from a sudden jolt in a car accident; common back injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Spondylolithesis – slipping of the vertebra that can occur at the base of the spine
  • Herniated disc, also called a protruding, bulging or ruptured disc
  • Cervical radiculopathy – compression to nerve roots in the cervical area that can cause pain, weakness and loss of sensation in the neck, arms, or shoulders
  • Cauda equina syndrome – when disc material gets pushed into the spinal canal and compresses the lumbar and sacral nerve roots
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Sciatica

Back injuries resulting from car accidents can cause a significant amount of pain and discomfort and they can limit movement. Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment options may include medication, ice, bed rest, physical therapy, and in serious cases surgery. Unfortunately, back pain can interfere with one's work, the ability to sleep, the ability to perform routine activities and the ability to exercise and participate in recreational activities. In serious cases where a herniated disc is left untreated, it can result in permanent neurological damage and cauda equina syndrome.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on lower back pain, a leading contributor of missed work.

While acute or short-term lower back pain will generally subside within a few weeks, most acute back pain that is mechanical in nature and the result of trauma to the lower back as in a car accident can cause:

  • Stress on the spinal bones and tissues
  • Muscle aches
  • Shooting or stabbing pains
  • Limited flexibility or range of motion
  • Inability to stand straight
  • Chronic back pain (pain that lasts longer than 3 months)

Contact the Law Office of Scott B. Brilliant

Back injuries following a car accident can cause severe pain and impact many aspect of a person's life. Such injuries can cause sleep disturbances, and they can interfere with virtually any activity that the victim attempts to engage in. If your back was injured in a car accident, I urge you to contact me at the Law Office of Scott B. Brilliant. Not only am I a seasoned personal injury attorney, but I am a former insurance adjuster as well, thereby making me uniquely qualified to go up against large insurance companies. When you work with a Cape Cod car accident lawyer, you have the best chances of receiving the compensation that you deserve!

I serve the injured in Bourne, Stoughton, Barnstable County, Buzzards Bay, Canton, Easton, Falmouth, Holbrook, Mansfield, Middleborough, Plymouth, Randolph, Sandwich, Sharon, and Wareham.

Contact me today at (888) 605-5847 to arrange a free case evaluation!

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