The Following Can Signify a Serious Back Injury

spine-xrayA serious back injury can change your life in many ways. Not only does it slow you down, but it can result in a variety of side effects and symptoms.

General pain and discomfort often signify a serious back injury, but there are many other things to watch for:

·      Decreased range of motion

·      Stiffness in the back and neck

·      Loss or coordination and balance

·      Tight spot in your back

·      Loss of bladder or bowel control

·      Muscle weakness

·      Tingling or numbness in limbs

·      Chest, arm, and/or shoulder pain

·      Swelling in your back

There are times when one of more of these symptoms signifies a serious back injury that requires immediate medical attention.

Of course, there are also times when these symptoms go away on their own, as long as you get the appropriate amount of rest.

It’s important to understand your back and spine, as this helps you pinpoint what could be wrong. When you do this, it’s much easier to obtain the right type of treatment without delay.

If you have any reason to believe you’re dealing with a back injury it’s imperative to take action.

Once you contact us and meet with our knowledgeable medical team, you’ll better understand what’s going on and what type of treatment can help eliminate these symptoms.