Lower Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most frequent problems treated by spine physicians. Four out of five adults will experience low back pain during their life, and it can be caused by many factors.

There are a total 24 vertebrae composing the three segments of your spinal column. The cervical spine (neck) is made up of seven total vertebrae; the thoracic spine (mid back) contains a total of 12 vertebrae and the lumbar spine (lower back) is just five vertebrae.

The spinal column itself is held in alignment by ligaments, cartilage and muscles that surround and offer protection to the spinal cord. Between each of the vertebrae is a spongy disc which acts as a cushioning pad to absorb pressure and allow the spine to move naturally.

Low back pain (LBP) can be caused by any of the following factors:

  • Herniated discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebrae fractures
  • Compression fractures
  • Surgical errors

Accidents that can cause low back injuries include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents

Symptoms of low back pain (LBP) can include:

  • Difficulty moving that can be severe enough to prevent walking or standing.
  • Pain that radiates down the leg, as well as pain that moves around the groin.
  • Pain that tends to be overall achy, or rather dull in nature.
  • Severe muscle spasms.
  • Local soreness upon touch.

Serious complications can arise when a back injury does not heal properly, or when damage involves the ongoing loss of mobility for an accident victim. In both cases, quality of life is impacted as injury victims are not able to complete daily tasks.

Making a spinal cord injury claim is a complex process. Low back injury claims are involved and take ample time to resolve. The evaluation process requires an experienced attorney, one who is well-versed in low back injury law and prepared to pull apart and understand the medical issues associated with your back injury. The right attorney will be able to identify rehabilitative medicine which will help an accident victim and pull together solid evidence of potential future medical expenses.

If you have suffered a back injury, it is important to consult with a Tampa back injury attorney as soon as you are capable. Contact the Law Office of Rick Terrana at 813.874.0522 to discuss the specifics associated with your back injury. Rick Terrana will work your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe no attorney fees unless he obtains compensation on your behalf.

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