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Neck and back injuries are painful. Treatment may involve physical therapy, medication and surgery. Most neck and back injuries are the result of car accidents, slips and falls, lifting or sports related accidents. Back and neck injuries are the leading reason for missing work, accounting for over 100 million of lost days of work annually.
The most common types of back and neck injuries are:
- Herniated, Ruptured or slipped disk: This condition is caused by damage to the pads between each vertebra. When a disk ruptures, the space for the nerve is diminished resulting in nerve irritation. Herniated disks in the low black, for example, can cause sharp burning pains down the leg, tingling, numbness, muscle weakness and bowel/bladder problems.
- Whiplash or Connective Tissue Injury: A common injury after a car accident, the neck can snap and become overextended as a result of the impact. Whiplash involves the tendons, disks and nerves of the neck. Symptoms may include pain shooting from the neck into the shoulder or arm, neck swelling or tenderness, muscle spasms, difficulty with neck mobility and headaches.
- Compression Fractures: The bones of the spine, vertebrae, can break as a result of trauma or disease. Symptoms include back pain, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness and bowel/bladder problems.
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Have you suffered a back or neck injury as the result of someone’s negligence? Contact Us Today for a Free Back or Neck Injury Consultation by either filling out the Contact Us form to the right or call our office toll-free at 1-833-529-1234 / 1-833-LAW-1234.