Filing Lawsuits for Back Injury-causing Accidents

Updated: Apr 22

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Back injuries occur when the back's bones, muscles, and/or tissue are weakened, broken, or overused. Injury to the backbone, also known as the spinal column, which extends from the base of the skull to the tailbone, is one example. Extreme spinal cord damage is considered a much more severe spinal cord injury.

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What Are Some Common Back Injury Symptoms?

Any time you suspect a back injury, you can seek medical assistance. If left untreated, these injuries will worsen, much like other injuries. The most common signs of a back injury are pain and discomfort.

Some signs and symptoms are far more alarming. If you happen to have any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor right away:

  • Tingling or numbness

  • A weakness in one's limbs

  • Coordination problems

  • Spasms

  • Inability to manage the bladder or bowels

  • Fever

  • Breathing problems

If any of your symptoms continue, you should see a doctor. If your body isn't recovering well on its own, you'll almost certainly need medical help. Since sustaining a back injury, a reckless defendant is legally obligated to cover the medical bills. If you're concerned about the cost, don't let them escape this burden.

Different Types of Back Injuries

In an accident, you will suffer from a variety of different back injuries. Here are examples:

Sprains and Strains. Damage or wear-and-tear to ligaments and tendons in the back causes back sprains and strains. A single high-impact accident or chronic overuse may cause these injuries. Back sprains and strains are among the most frequently reported workplace injuries in the Los Angeles area.

Vertebral Fractures. There are 26 vertebrae in the spinal cord. Vertebrae are a group of small bones that make up the spine. These small bones can fracture if you're in a traumatic accident or if you're subjected to excessive force. Compression and burst fractures are two distinct types of vertebral fractures.

When the vertebrae collapse and compress together, compression fractures occur. A degenerative disease, old age, infection, overuse, or a traumatic accident may all cause this.

When the vertebrae crack, fragments of bone fly into the spine and/or tissue, causing a burst fracture. This is normally the product of a serious, high-impact incident, such as a car accident or a fall.

Disc Rupture and Bulging. Tiny fluid-filled disks divide and cushion the vertebrae in the back. These discs can slip out of place as a result of back trauma. The discs will rupture (or herniate) and/or compress the nerves in your spine if this happens. When a disc ruptures, the fluid-like material inside spills out through the tough outer layer. Excruciating pain, numbness, tingling, and reduced movement are all symptoms of herniated discs.

If you have a bulging disc injury, you might be in a lot of pain and discomfort. Discs in a healthy spine are rigid and lie squarely between the vertebrae. When the discs move, become misshapen, damaged, or squeezed, bulging disc injuries occur.

Due to swelling and inflammation, these herniated discs begin to place increasing amounts of pressure on the spinal cord over time. Unfortunately, the symptoms worsen when the pressure in the back rises.

Symptoms of a bulging or herniated disc include:

  • Back, shoulder, or leg pain

  • Numbness or tingling in the extremities

  • Sciatica

  • Walking with discomfort

  • Feelings like pins and needles in the extremities

  • Regulation of the bowels or bladder is lost

Accident victims can feel intense pain from herni