The causes of lower back pain can vary, and while many people might not suspect that a spinal cord injury might be the cause of such pain, they might be surprised to learn that spinal cord injuries are the source.
Spinal cord injuries are commonplace after an accident, though many people might suspect that they simply might have lower back pain. According to a graph from Statista, the leading causes of spinal cord injuries in the U.S. between 2015 and 2019 were vehicular accidents at 38.6%, falls at 32.2%, violence at 14%, sports at 7.8%, medical/surgical accidents at 4.2%, and other/unknown at 3.2%.
This being said, if your back pain began after being injured in an accident, there is a chance that the source of this pain could be a spinal cord injury. For this reason, it is crucial to receive adequate, comprehensive medical attention as soon as possible after an accident.
Could your lower back pain indicate that you have a spinal cord injury? That’s for a medical professional to examine as soon as possible. However, if you are concerned about how you’re going to afford the care that you need, you should know that if you were injured in an accident for which someone else was at fault, you are entitled to compensation that will cover all of your costs and losses.
The spinal cord injury attorneys from West Coast Trial Lawyers are here to help you cover the costs of the medical care that you need and building your back pain and spinal cord injury claim. We’re here to ensure that you get the highest compensation that you are entitled to so that you can recover well from the life-changing accident.