Neck and Back Injury

January 25, 2011

Neck or Back Injury Attorney

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2007 more than 2.5 million people in the US were injured from motor vehicle accidents and 41,059 people died from the accidents. Neck and back injuries are the most common injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. Although most people can fully recover from mild neck or back injuries within 2-3 months, many may suffer from an injury for extended periods of time. And a serious neck or back injury involving the spinal cord may permanently destroy a person’s life.

If you or your loved ones are suffering from a neck or back injury caused by a vehicle accident, it’s very important for you to fully understand what type of injury you or your loved ones have and the severity of the injury. Is it a sprain, strain, herniated disc, or bone fracture? Is your brain or spinal cord affected? Medical professionals can help you answer these questions and let you know the types of treatment needed and how long the recovery process is going to be.

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Neck and Back Injury Recovery – The Treatments

Recovery plans for neck or back injuries vary depending on the severity of the injuries and the patients’ health conditions. Neck and back injury recovery generally involves medical treatments that start with a conservative and nonsurgical treatment. For severe neck and back injuries, surgical treatment may be needed after the conservative treatments fail to relieve the symptoms.

Neck Injury Treatment

Most neck injuries involve only soft tissue such as muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Severe neck injuries may also involve cervical vertebrae, intervertebral discs, joints, or even the spinal cord. (more…)

Cervical Whiplash Injury

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What Is a Cervical Whiplash Injury?

Whiplash injury (also known as neck sprain or neck strain) is a popular nonmedical term for neck injury/cervical injury. Many people use the term to refer to all neck injuries/cervical injuries caused by car accidents in which the neck is forced to rapidly move backward (extension) and then forward (flexion). During that process, the upper cervical vertebrae act as the lash of a whip and the lower cervical vertebrae act as the handle.

Most cervical whiplash injuries involve only the soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, and tendons) in the neck. Severe whiplash injuries may also involve the vertebrae, discs, intervertebral joints, or the spinal cord in the cervical region. (more…)

Causes of Back Injury Pain

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Back injury pain generally reflects nerve or muscle irritation or bone lesions. Sprains, strains, herniated discs, and fractured vertebrae are directly associated with back injury pain. Many of our daily activities such as working in the garden or playing sports can cause back injury and back injury pain. For example, back injury pain may occur if you strain your muscles by lifting a child or fracture one of your back bones while playing sports.

The cause of a back injury can be a single traumatic incident or an accumulation of a number of injuries. More often than not, a back injury is caused by a combination of a number of factors over a prolonged period of time. Many factors at work and home pose risk of back injury. The following are some leading back injury causes. (more…)

Lower Back Injury

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The lower back refers to the part of your back between the rib cage and the pelvis. It is made up of the lumbar spine and soft tissue (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) attached to the lumbar spine. The lumbar spine is made up of 5 hard bones (vertebrae) and sponge-like soft discs (intervertebral discs). The intervertebral discs allow the spine to bend or flex, and act as cushion and shock absorbers to the vertebrae.

The lower back carries most of our upper body weight, and it is very vulnerable to injuries. The common types of lower back injury (sometimes called low back injury or lumbar injury) are as follows.

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