What to do if you feel back pain after a car accident

Many injuries are possible during vehicle collisions, but back pain is one of the most commonly sustained ones. Even minor back pain can make it difficult to do small daily tasks. After getting in a car accident, make sure you seek medical attention.

If your back pain persists, there are a few things you can do to make your daily life easier.

Visit the doctor

Even if your pain is mild, you need to go to the doctor. If you go to a doctor, they can give you a treatment plan to help manage the pain. Back pain can be a dull muscle ache or a stabbing sensation that radiates down your leg. No matter how dull the pain is, if left untreated, it might lead to worsening pain or spinal issues.

Document pain and expenses

Keep all the receipts and bills associated with your back pain doctor visits and prescriptions. Also, document your symptoms, pain and recovery difficulty. These detailed records will help your legal team build their case.

Follow your treatment plan

After your exams, be sure to follow all the instructions. Back pain is very serious, and if you are hurt again, your spine can be in danger. If it worsens, you might need surgery, injections or stimulators. Also, express what kind of pain you have to your doctor so they can properly medicate you. This will prevent you from suffering through the back pain without any help.

Back pain is a debilitating condition, and within a few weeks you can get back to normal with proper treatment.

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Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC, is a litigation law firm that represents individuals and families in serious personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Missouri.
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