Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for accident victims to suffer serious neck and back injuries that result in paralysis, permanent disability, or even death. When it comes to back and neck pain resulting from an accident, it’s important to know your rights. The personal injury attorneys at Gebhard Law are experts in the area of back and neck injuries in the Milwaukee area.
If you or someone you know is suffering from common back and neck problems after an accident — such as lower back pain, sciatica nerve pain, herniated discs, spinal cord damage, arthritis or any accident-related degenerative condition — this information may help you better understand the accident-related damage you may have suffered and what you can do about it.
There are two different types of back pain: acute (which lasts a short time) and chronic (which lasts much longer). In general, accident victims usually suffer from acute back pain, although if they do not seek recompense in order to treat their back pain, they can typically expect chronic back pain in the future.
It is not uncommon for automobile accident victims to suffer from sciatica. Sciatica is when pain, numbness, weakness or tingling affect the back, legs or hips due to compression of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is often caused by a slipped disc, tumor, pelvic injury or fracture. Although it is not actually a medical condition, sciatica is a symptom (or set of symptoms) related to the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and continues down the back of the legs.
Another common injury from car accidents and sports accidents is herniated discs. A herniated disc (or “slipped disc”) is a spinal disc that has ruptured or slipped out of place. This type of back injury usually happens in the lumbar region (the lower back) and can cause incredible pain.
If you have been injured in an accident, pay attention for any of the following symptoms of back and neck injuries: burning sensations in the back, tingling, back aches, neck aches or sharp pain. Any of these symptoms may indicate permanent damage from an accident. And if you are experiencing lasting or severe back pain, you should seek the advice of medical personnel and a personal injury lawyer immediately.
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At Gebhard Law Office, our Milwaukee personal injury lawyers are prepared to immediately respond to injured victims and families who contact our firm during their times of need. Contact us today on our website or at 414-873-6550 and we’ll get started fighting for your rights.