Those who have been involved in a car accident often relate in their shared experience of back pain. Lower back pain, upper back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain are all very common following a collision. Sometimes, this pain can be debilitating and prevent a person from working or doing things they love. If you have suffered back pain after a crash, it’s important that you seek medical care and get the treatment you need. At the office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, our Los Angeles car accident attorneys are here to make sure that you get the treatment and compensation that you deserve.
Common Types of Back Pain After a Crash
Back pain is very common after a car accident but, while common, should not be dismissed as insignificant. Back pain that a person involved in a car accident may include:
- Lower back pain, which might be indicative of a whiplash-related injured;
- Upper back pain, which could be the result of a soft tissue injury (muscle/tendon/ligament sprain or strain);
- Neck pain, which is often the result of whiplash or another soft tissue injury.
Keep in mind that pain may be acute, dull and throbbing, or even characterized by numbness or tingling. Back pain is also often accompanied by pain in the neck and shoulders, as well as headaches. In addition to signaling a soft tissue injury such as whiplash, back pain could also indicate a herniated disc injury, a vertebral injury or spinal cord injury (in severe cases), or even just be where the body is holding stress from the accident (car accidents can be highly emotional).
Seeking Medical Care for Back Pain After a Car Accident
If you have back pain after a car accident, it’s important to seek medical care. In fact, we recommend seeking medical care immediately after the accident, even if you don’t have any obvious symptoms or injuries – some injuries are late-appearing. If you do have back pain, treatment is important. Treatment varies depending on the patient and the type of injury but might include over-the-counter pain medications, prescription pain medications, rehabilitation and physical therapy, the use of hot/cold therapy, or even surgery in serious cases.
You Deserve to Be Compensated
Treatment for back pain can be expensive, even if you don’t have a very serious back injury or one that will affect you long-term. You deserve the best treatment available, and you deserve to be compensated. At the law office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, we will not only work hard to determine the cause of your accident and who is at fault but also to calculate your damages and negotiate for your full recovery amount.
To learn more about working with our team and how we can help you if you have suffered a back injury in a car accident, please call us today or send us a message. Our Los Angeles car accident lawyers offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis. Reach us now to get started.