Back Pain After a Car Collision

Statistics show that in the United States, a car accident occurs every 13 minutes resulting in more than 6,000,000 car accidents each year.  The average driver will crash his or her vehicle 3 to 4 times during their life!  The most common injury suffered as a result of a car accident is neck or back pain often associated with whiplash.

Symptoms of whiplash or more severe neck or pain injury could include:

  • Muscle spasms – this could include tightness, twitching or knotting of the muscles
  • Burning pain – a burning discomfort radiating to your arms, chest, down your spine or into your buttocks and legs
  • Stiffness – a general tightening of the muscles in your neck, shoulder, back, buttocks or legs
  • Sharp pain – jolts of pain during movement such as sitting, standing or walking
  • Generalized pain – experiencing pain during activity or positionally while seated or lying down
  • Numbness – tingling or numbness in your arms, hands, legs or feet.: Your muscle may constantly twitch, feel like a stiff knot, and feel delicate outside your body

Whiplash is commonly associated with neck pain, but can also cause low back pain and concussions!  In many instances, the symptoms of whiplash do not present themselves until the day after a car accident.  It is critical that accident victims seek timely and immediate medical treatment when experience symptoms of whiplash or neck and back injury to ensure their health and to properly document their injuries.  Insurance companies will scrutinize any lengthy delays in treatment and use any breaks in treatment to justify a refusal to fairly compensate injury victims.    

Injury victims are entitled to fair compensation for their losses and this includes the payment of medical bills incurred in treating neck and back injuries.  Such treatment could include:

  • Emergency Room visits
  • Imaging tests such as x-rays, MRI’s and CT scans
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthopedic evaluation
  • Surgery
  • Pain Management

Guiding Your Path to Justice

If you or your family have been injured in a car accident and are experiencing neck or back pain, you should immediately seek medical treatment and consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.  We would be honored if you allowed the attorneys at the Feagans Law Group to Guide Your Path to Justice.