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Back Injury

Through the years of representing Massachusetts personal injury victims, I have represented hundreds of people that have sustained injuries to their back. Sometimes back injuries are minor and resolve within a short time, and sometimes they are life-changing. Regardless of how your back injury occurred, if you need a Boston back injury lawyer, we can help you.

  • Understanding and Preventing Common Back Injuries: Common types of back injuries such as sprains and strains, fractured vertebrae, and spinal stenosis often occur due to risk factors like sudden twists, heavy lifting, or trauma. Supporting the spine through maintaining a healthy weight, engaging in exercises that strengthen the bones and muscles of the back, and avoiding activities that could lead to muscle spasms or difficulty bending, walking, or standing up straight are crucial preventive measures. Treatment options vary from bed rest to anti-inflammatory medications, highlighting the importance of identifying and mitigating risk factors early on.
  • Treatment Options for Back Pain Relief: For those experiencing back injuries, a combination of rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medication can lead to reduced pain and improved mobility. In more severe cases, where there is difficulty in performing daily activities or persistent pain affecting the arms or legs, advanced imaging tests like a CT scan may be necessary to diagnose conditions such as herniated discs or spinal stenosis accurately. This comprehensive approach ensures that treatment is tailored to the individual's specific condition, potentially including surgery for serious injuries like fractured vertebrae.
  • The Role of Professional Guidance in Back Injury Claims: When back injuries result from accidents, especially in cases involving negligence, securing compensation for medical treatment, including physical therapy and surgery, becomes crucial. Experienced personal injury attorneys play a vital role in navigating the complexities of such claims, from challenging insurance companies' attempts to minimize or deny claims to ensuring victims receive the compensation needed for recovery. This professional support is invaluable for victims facing the long-term impacts of back injuries, ensuring they have the resources needed for rehabilitation and addressing any permanent limitations.

Common Back Injuries

The back is comprised of three major sections: cervical, thoracic, and lumbar. Many times these parts of the back can be strained or sprained. A back strain is an injury to a tendon in the back. A back sprain is when a back ligament stretches or tears. Sometimes back injuries are more serious such as herniated discs. Fractures to the back can also result, such as burst fractures, that are generally caused when strong force is applied to the spine, causing part of it to break.

Treatment For Back Injuries

Treatment for strains and sprains generally involves resting the back. As well, chiropractic treatment or physical therapy may be necessary. Sometimes injections are used for back injuries. Other times, for very serious injuries, surgery may be necessary. A disc fusion is a common back surgery when other conservative measures have failed.

Causes of Back Injuries

Back injuries can be caused by lifting heavy things, falling, being traumatized in an accident. In the context of personal injury accidents, here are some common accident types that can cause back injuries:

Compensation for a Back Injury

If you injured your back at work, then you likely have a workers' compensation case to pursue. In that situation, no showing of fault or negligence is necessary. For all other claimed back injuries stemming from an accident, negligence must be able to be shown in order for there to be a case. This is when it helps to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. These cases be challenging. For example, many insurance companies when presented with a back injury claim will try to ague that the injury pre-dates the accident. Or, they may deny an otherwise perfectly valid claim. When they do, you want to make sure you are are ready to fight. That is why it is necessary to hire an attorney. Without an attorney fighting for you, you will never get full and fair compensation for your back injury.

Local Back Injury Lawyer

With years of handling back injury claims, we are a highly experienced Boston injury law office that can help you with your case. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation. We are excited to potentially help you with your back accident injury claim. Call us at 617-444-7777 and ask about our collection of free consumer guides that you don't want to miss!

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