It is not enough to understand the causes of back pain, the types of back injuries, or the problems that you can experience as a result of trauma to your spinal cord or soft tissues. You must also know what to do if you experience an injury to your back as a result of an accident. Whether the injury was caused by a fall, a vehicle crash, or through some other means, it is very important that you take steps to protect yourself and secure your right to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs.
Understanding the way back injuries can occur is important in determining the type of back injury affecting you and how serious and long-lasting it is likely to be. However, understanding the type of pain you are experiencing from a back injury is also important, and it may be something that your doctor does not always discuss thoroughly with you.