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Approximately eight out of 10 Americans will suffer from some sort of back problem or injury in their lifetime. A back injury is painful and restricts your activities, often making common movements or tasks like sitting, standing, or doing housework difficult. Back injuries can interfere with your ability to work and enjoy life, and even getting a good night’s sleep can be an aggravation.
Many times, back injuries are work-related or caused by car wrecks. When you are injured at work or in a car wreck, speaking to an experienced lawyer may give you the guidance you need on the road to recovery.
Causes of Workplace Back Injury
Back pain can result from injuries suffered in workplace accidents. It is important to see a doctor as soon as the injury occurs. Early treatment of a back injury by a qualified health care professional can help prevent long-term pain and disability.
Some of the causes of workplace back injuries include:
- Insufficient training: It is often assumed that everyone knows how to lift and carry objects. Back safety training for new employees can save the worker and the employer a lot of pain.
- Improper lifting techniques: On-the-job training must be required for duties that include frequent lifting of heavy or awkward objects.
- Downplaying risks: Workers become desensitized to repetitive tasks. This can cause attention lapses, leading to injury.
- Rushing: Training should include reminding employees to focus on their tasks.
Types of Back Injuries from Car Wrecks
- Upper spine injury
- Lower spine injury
- Herniated discs
- Spinal cord injury
Treatment for back injuries varies. After a work-related incident or a car wreck, back injuries can be diagnosed and the gravity of the injury determined. Many people find that physical therapy, chiropractic care, or therapeutic massage alleviates their pain.
Serious back injuries, however, may require additional diagnostic tests such as an MRI or CT scan, or treatment by a pain management specialist or spine surgeon. Many patients rely on injections, steroids, medications, or even surgery to manage or alleviate their pain.
Back injuries are serious and should not be overlooked. They can be life-changing, especially if the injury occurred as the result of an accident.
Look to the lawyers of Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm for support and guidance. We have years of experience helping individuals with back injuries caused by all types of accidents. We are familiar with the anatomy of the spine, how injuries occur, and forms of treatment.