Car crashes can wreak havoc on your back. Back injuries can be minor, requiring pain management and rest to recover. They can also be catastrophic, causing limited or complete paralysis. If you are in an accident, do not ignore back pain, as it could be a sign of:
- Muscle sprain or strain;
- Broken vertebrae;
- A compression fracture;
- A herniated disc;
- Displaced vertebrae; or
- A partially or fully severed spinal cord.
Signs of a Back Injury
Small symptoms can be signs of a major problem. If you have any of these feelings following a crash, go to the emergency room or see your physician as soon as possible:...