Our backs are a complicated web of nerves and muscles that we use nearly every time we move. The biggest and most obvious symptom of a back injury is pain, although that pain can manifest differently depending on the type of back injury that has occurred.
While pain the back is a symptom of a back injury, it doesn’t do much to tell us what type of injury took place. Sometimes pain is dull and persistent, other times it will come and go in sharp jabs. If you’ve injured your back, you may experience muscle spasms that can be very painful. Your muscles may feel tight and you may have trouble walking, lifting, or moving normally.
It’s possible to have a back injury without all of these symptoms. For example, you may feel dull, achy pain in your lower back but no accompanying spasms. The level of pain you feel is not necessarily a sign of how serious the injury is either. A sharp pain that hurts a lot can be sign of something serious, but it can also be a sign of a sore or strained muscle as well.
After a back injury caused by someone else’s actions, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide more information.