After a car accident, you may experience neck or lower back pain immediately or later down the road. It can be very debilitating, even if your accident never sent you to the hospital and even if you didn’t suspect that you were seriously injured at the time of the accident. Neck and lower back pain can linger for years, getting worse over time, slowly chipping away at your life. Or they can be very severe after the accident then go away entirely with proper treatment. Either way, a back or neck injury can be very costly, and you need full and fair compensation.
What is Causing Your Neck or Lower Back Pain?
Even a low-speed crash can cause neck and lower back pain. “Low-speed” is a relative term and what’s low speed for a motor vehicle can still involve extreme forces for the human body. So, you can have neck and back injuries without initially thinking you were hurt at all.
In more dramatic crashes, life-threatening injuries may have overshadowed your neck and back injuries. That goes for you, your loved ones, and your doctors who were all focused on making sure you just stayed alive.
So now you are experiencing neck pain or lower back pain and you need to know why. Here are some common causes of neck and lower back pain after a car accident:
- Ruptured disc
- Facet joint injury
- Lumbar strain or sprain
If you are suffering from debilitating neck or lower back pain after a car accident in New Orleans or anywhere in Louisiana, Stag Liuzza, LLC, is here to help. Please call us at 504-593-9600 or email us today.