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How do mild to severe back injuries differ?

| Jun 28, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Car crash victims often suffer from injury to the neck and back . Depending on the type of crash and the severity of it, you may be dealing with a mild, moderate or severe injury.

Back and neck injuries are usually classified as by these three terms. Obviously the more severe the injury to the neck or back is, the harder it will be to heal from and the more it will impact your life.

Mild injuries to the neck and back usually involve some stiffness and pain. Typically, this sort of injury will heal on its own, with time. However, you may need to avoid doing vigorous physical activity or using your back and neck too frequently. Depending on what your medical provider suggests, you may need to take muscle relaxants or painkillers to help reduce tension and accelerate healing.

Moderate injuries may include the symptoms above, along with limited ranges of motion. The pain will also be more noticeable and present even when you are not in motion. These injuries usually require medical help to facilitate healing. You may need to take time off of work to reduce risk of worsening the injury. 

Of course, severe injuries will have the biggest impact on your life. This can include permanent or semi-permanent injuries, extreme pain, and damage that requires surgery. You may need to take extended leave for healing, which will impact your income. For this reason, you may wish to contact an attorney to look into seeking financial compensation. An attorney may be helpful and necessary, even for those with mild to moderate injuries, for the same reasons.