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Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney - Spine, Neck, and Back Sprains

By Chris Hoffmann  Nov. 12, 2015 8:04a

Strains in the spine, neck, and back are common injuries suffered after a car accident.

After a car accident, your doctor may recommend an x-ray to check for any fractures in the bones. If you experience pain in your neck, you perhaps have suffered a sprain or strain in that area. This is also referred to as whiplash. If your x-ray report confirms that you do not have any fractures, you may have a cervical strain, a lower back sprain, or a spinal strain. It may be difficult to tell at the initial stage how serious your injury is. If you are prescribed pain medication, you may experience temporary pain relief, which can make it difficult to diagnose the extent of your injury.

Soft-Tissue Injuries

Soft-tissue injuries usually affect the neck, back, and spine. Examples include whiplash, lumbar strain, neck strain, and sprain in the spine. Not all soft tissue injuries are minor; slipped discs and herniated discs are quite serious injuries and may require lifelong treatment. X-rays are not always enough to detect the severity of a soft tissue injury. You may need a CT scan or MRI to get a better idea about the severity of your injury.

Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer

If you suffer a soft-tissue injury like a strain or sprain in the neck, spine, or back, seek emergency medical advice. In addition, talk to a St. Louis motor vehicle accident lawyer to know whether you are entitled to financial compensation. Call The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. at (314) 361-4242 for a free consultation.

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