Back injuries are serious cases that can involve damage to the spinal cord, to the neck (cervical), or lower back (lumbar). The lower back is the most common site of back injuries, including sprains and strains, herniated discs, and fractured vertebrae. These injuries can cause pain and limit movement. Symptoms from the most serious back injuries can take some time to show up after an accident.
If a vertebrae disc is herniated from the trauma of a car crash, surgery is normally required to relieve some of the pain and disability. Even with surgery, the injured person may face permanent limits and significant pain.
Symptoms of a ruptured or bulging disc in contact with the spinal cord can include extreme pain and numbness, tingling, or loss of strength in the arms or legs. If a herniated disc is suspected, tell your doctor. He or she will refer you for testing. If a disc is herniated, he or she will refer you to a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon for treatment.
It is important that you not have any chiropractic adjustments if you have a herniated disc.
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