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Why are back injuries so complicated?

On Behalf of | Mar 1, 2024 | Slip and Falls

One of the most common injuries suffered in car accidents is back injuries. Even more minor back injuries can leave victims in pain for several months. Back injuries tend to limit mobility, which means that victims will likely be unable to work and earn an income. 

Back injuries are notoriously complicated to treat, and here’s why: 

Identifying the source of pain 

One aspect that complicates back injuries is that the pain can be coming from multiple sources at once. For instance, it is not uncommon for individuals to suffer from a herniated disc and spinal injury at the same time. Both of these conditions can be painful, but the treatments are very different. 

Lack of diagnostic testing 

Doctors may be able to accurately diagnose relatively minor back injuries quite quickly. Nonetheless, there is no single diagnostic test that can provide all of the answers for back injuries. Acquiring an accurate diagnosis often requires a series of tests as well as multiple opinions from different medical professionals. 

People handle pain differently 

At the end of the day, pain is subjective and it can affect people in different ways. What feels like relatively minor pain to one person may be agony for someone else. Factors such as the overall health of a person, their age and previous injuries can complicate back injuries that resulted from an accident.

If your back injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. This will help cover your medical costs, future treatments, pain and suffering and lost wages. Having as much legal information as possible will increase your chances of a successful personal injury claim.