5 Causes of Back Pain From Car Accident Injuries

Have you been recently injured in a car accident? Here are 5 symptoms of back pain from car accident injuries and what you should do about it now.

Neck Pain From Car Accident

You’ve just been hurt in a car accident. Your arms hurt. Your legs hurt. You hurt. All over.

But your back especially hurts. Upper, middle and lower. It just won’t go away.

When you’ve been injured in an accident involving a car, motorcycle, or truck, you’ll want to know what’s causing your persistent back pain and how you can empower yourself.

Today, we’re taking a look at five causes of back pain from car accident injuries.

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1. Joints, Ligaments, and Nerves

Car accidents leave a lot of unseen damage that can cause pain to creep in for days, weeks, months or even years afterward.

Joints, ligaments, or nerves injured in an accident can affect your movement later down the road.

From twinges of sharp pain to ceaseless dull pain or chronic intense pain in your back, the damage could be worse than just that done to your vehicle after a collision.

2. Facet and Facet Joint Injuries

Most of us cringe when we think of spinal injuries because many of us automatically go to “paralysis.”

While this is a concern when you sustain a spinal injury, there are more subtle symptoms that can result from spine damage, such as facet damage.

Less well-known aspects of the spine are the facet and facet joints. They’re nonetheless vital to optimal health.

Facets are surrounded by a strong yet malleable membrane that produces a substance that lubricates your joints. This substance allows your spine to move with ease in any direction.

Facet joints help cradle the weight of the body and offer fluid movement of the spine.

When your facet joints are injured in a wreck, your spine is not held in check the way it should be. Previously enjoyed activities may become near-impossible to you because of limited mobility. Conversely, your spine’s need to stop moving when you want it to can also be affected.

3. Disc Herniation And Bulging Discs

Your spine has 23 discs, each positioned between one of 24 vertebrae. If your disc is injured due to vehicular impact, it may break apart and leak the internal cartilage it needs to operate effectively.

Bulging discs occur when this impact drives a disc out from between the vertebrae. This can cause intense pain and limited mobility.

4. Whiplash

Whiplash occurs when your head is quickly snapped in one direction due to a collision, sudden braking, or accelerating. This can create chronic pain in your neck, shoulders, and back.

A good first step in combatting this pain involves body awareness. Yoga for chronic low back pain can help. There are also other types of back-centric stretches that can provide some relief.

5. Chronic Pain

Chronic pain in your back is a little tricky because it can be difficult to pinpoint your exact symptoms.

Let’s say your back wasn’t even technically injured during the car wreck, but the pain you feel there is very real. Chronic pain is a true diagnosable condition, and you can receive compensation for this type of back injury, as well.

When you’re dealing with chronic back pain from car accident injuries, finding the right legal representation is key.

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If you’ve been injured in a car accident, and you want to ensure your family’s needs are met, you’ll want to consider representation to compensate for your physical as well as financial losses.

For more support on how you can recover from back pain from car accident injuries and get the financial compensation you deserve, Go With Alvarez.