Common Types Of Back Pain To Look Out For After Car Accidents

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Feeling back pain after a car accident is common. While some types of back pain are cured with simple rest, other injuries do not go away as quickly. Ongoing discomfort and being restricted in your ability to perform your daily tasks are life-altering issues that you should do your best to avoid. Seeking medical care after a car accident is crucial. Your physician will be able to assess the level of damage your back has sustained and refer you for follow-up care or provide you with a prescription in the meantime before the pain becomes more severe. Most victims of motor vehicle accidents don’t report experiencing any back pain until several days later; this is why it is so important to see your doctor even if you aren’t experiencing any immediate or apparent symptoms.

After an accident, some symptoms you may experience include:

  • Burning pain: This pain moves down your back and through one or both of your legs. It can start as a mild ache and go away quickly or last for several days.
  • Muscle spasms: This type of pain can vary in levels from mild to severe. Muscles may twitch repeatedly and feel like a hard knot.
  • Numbness or tingling: Your spinal cord is connected to your extremities, and tense muscles can cause pinched nerves that trigger a tingling sensation in your arms, hands, legs, or feet.

Don’t let back pain derail your life; one of our exceptional personal injury attorneys can help get you to a skilled back practitioner who will properly diagnose your pain. Physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications are usually prescribed to treat back pain and restore a patient’s range of motion. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, don’t hesitate, call us today at (314) 582-2389 or contact us online to set up your free consultation.

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Post-Accident Back Pain FAQ

When should I see a doctor after being involved in a car accident?

You should seek medical attention as soon as you can after an auto accident. If you’re experiencing pain, swelling, weakness, tingling, or decreased range of motion, these are all indicators that you may be injured.

What are the most common and severe injuries resulting from a car accident?

Traumatic brain injuries, herniated discs, spinal injuries, and broken bones are the most common and severe injuries sustained by car accident victims.

What if I’ve sustained non-emergency car accident injuries? Where should I go to get treated?

Finding a doctor specializing in car accident injuries is the best way to treat mild to severe back injury symptoms properly.

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