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Neck & Back Injuries

Redlands Personal Injury Attorney

While it's not uncommon to experience a minor neck or back problem on occasion, more serious symptoms can develop from everyday wear and tear through one's job, overuse, or in worst cases, injury. Neck and back injuries commonly occur while performing work-related tasks or as a result of an automobile accident, a fall, or even as a result of medical malpractice or a pedestrian accident. A neck injury can involve pain, stiffness, and it can involve headaches and immobility. With a neck injury, simple everyday tasks such as driving or getting dressed can be excruciatingly painful.

A minor neck injury can be caused by a sudden or excessive twisting of the spine, whereas serious neck injuries can be caused by whiplash in a car accident, falls from heights, a penetrating injury as from a piece of machinery or equipment, or even a direct blow to the back or top of the head. In a severe case, a fracture or dislocation of the spine can cause a spinal cord injury, which can lead to permanent paralysis. A torn or ruptured disk (herniated disk) can press against a nerve or the spinal cord, thereby causing dizziness and shooting pains down one's shoulder and arm.

Common Back Injuries

The back is comprised of bones, muscles, and other tissues that extend from the neck down to the pelvis. A serious and debilitating back injury is commonly caused by a work-related accident, or a sudden jolt as from a fall or a car accident. A worrisome injury to the back can severely limit a person's movement and may require surgical intervention or confinement to a wheelchair after a complete spinal cord injury causes paralysis.

A back injury can lead to a range of complications including sprains or strains, herniated disks, fractured vertebrae, spinal cord injuries, and sciatica. If you experience extreme pain, numbness or tingling in the extremities, it's important that you seek medical treatment right away to rule out an injury to the spinal cord.

Contact a Redlands Personal Injury Lawyer Today!

If you sustained neck or back injuries as a result of an automobile accident or another's negligent actions, you should contact a Redlands personal injury attorney from the Law Office of Gary D. Baughman, APC. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income and other damages.

Call the firm today to find out if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries!