GREENVILLE BACK INJURY ATTORNEY
Back injuries spell bad news altogether. Anyone who has had to cope with a back injury typically experiences the ups and downs of a difficult recovery. Sometimes, “recovery” is not the right word, but rather, “adaptation” to a newly disabling condition.
A back injury often leaves an accident victim unable to engage in normal life activities for a very long time.
Common Back Injuries
The back is comprised of bone, ligament, disks, muscle and nerves. An injury to any one of these parts of your back can lead to debilitating pain. While there are a wide range of injuries that can occur, some of the more common back injuries from accidents include:
- Paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Fractured vertebrae
- Injuries to disks, including ruptured, torn or herniated disks
- Nerve compression
- Sprained or strained muscles
- Compression fractures
These types of injuries can worsen over time. If you are in an accident and suffer any type of back pain or discomfort, no matter how small, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. That way, you can get the treatment you need and preserve a record of the injuries you sustained in the accident.