Back pain is a common injury from car accidents. Here are some things you should know if you are suffering from back pain because of an auto collision.
What are Common Symptoms of Back Pain?
Symptoms of low back injuries and problems include:
- Pain in your lower back
- Numbness or tingling in your legs or feet
- Pain in your legs or feet
- Stiffness in your lower back
- Restricted range of motion in your lower back
The important thing to remember is that while pain may be primarily present in your back, you may also be experiencing symptoms in your legs and feet.
What Causes Back Pain?
Lower back pain can have a number of causes. Here are some potential causes of lower back pain:
- Disc degeneration: Discs between vertebrae (the bone in your spine) are worn thin due to loss of fluid content.
- Subluxations: “Out of place” or “stuck” vertebrae.
- Herniated or bulging discs: Discs between the vertebrae have been pushed to one side or ruptured.
- Arthritis: Deteriorating cartilage, which normally covers the ends of the bones in the joints and when absent or deteriorated causes pain.
These conditions can be caused by a number of things, including motor vehicle collisions, poor posture, injuries, sedentary lifestyle, or old age.
What Should you do about Back Pain?
If you are experiencing back pain you should visit your family doctor or a chiropractor.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, you should contact a personal injury lawyer before speaking with an insurance adjuster. Contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden at 907-771-9002 for a free consultation. You can also visit our personal injury page, car accident page, and our Blog for more information.