My Aching Back: Auto Accidents and Back Pain

Sep 11, 2015 @ 09:00 AM — by Edward Deason

A man clutching his lower back in pain after an auto accidentIt happens somewhere in the United States every minute of every day. Someone is driving along, safely and happily, when all of a sudden his or her life is turned upside down by someone else’s negligence. Victims of auto accidents throughout the country know what it’s like to be in the position that you’re in right now. Through no fault of your own, you’re faced with debilitating back pain, mounting medical bills, lost wages - and you don’t know what to do. You’re confused and frustrated, and that excruciating back pain just won’t let up for a moment.

You need an experienced personal injury attorney in your corner.

When it comes to litigating cases involving auto accidents and back pain, Torrance personal injury lawyer Edward Deason has the resources, skills, and history of success to handle even the most complex claims. You shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial burdens of someone else’s negligent or deliberately wrongful actions behind the wheel. It’s bad enough that you have to suffer the physical consequences of those actions. Mr. Deason will use all of the resources at his disposal to build the strongest case possible on your behalf, fighting to ensure that you receive every cent of compensation to which you are legally entitled.

Common Back Injuries after Auto Accidents

Any number of back injuries can occur during auto accidents, ranging from the minor to the severe. Common back injuries from auto accidents include:

  • Spinal cord injuries: Trauma to the spinal cord can cause either a complete or incomplete injury. A complete spinal cord injury would rob the body of all sensation and ability to move from the point of the injury downward. An incomplete spinal cord injury would leave some sensation and ability to move from that point downward.
  • Disc problems: During an auto accident, a disc can become herniated (i.e., the disc can break open, and the cartilage within the disc can protrude outward) or bulge (i.e., the disc can slip out of its normal position within the spine).
  • Compression fractures: Compression fractures refer to small cracks in the bones of the spine. These cracks can be extremely painful and can eventually cause the vertebrae to collapse.
  • Soft tissue damage: The ligaments, tendons, and muscles surrounding the spine can become stretched or torn during an auto accident. This will, in turn, cause damage to the nerves, which can result in intense pain.

Even if you feel relatively unharmed after an auto accident, it is important that you be evaluated by a medical professional immediately. Some injuries, including serious injuries to the spine, neck, and head, do not manifest clear symptoms at first. By the time they do produce clear symptoms, however, irreparable damage may already have been done. Timely diagnosis and treatment are essential to restoring good health, and sometimes to saving lives.

Arrange for Your Case Evaluation Today

To arrange for an evaluation of your auto accident case, we urge you to contact the Law Offices of Edward Deason today.

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