Back Strains and Sprains
Traumatic and serious injuries, such as back sprains and strains, often occur as the result of unexpected circumstances such as a slip and fall or car accident. While not often known to the ordinary person, there are major and important differences between back sprains and strains. First and foremost, a back strain is an injury that occurs to the muscle, while a back sprain is an injury to a ligament in the back.
The word ligament most commonly refers to bands of tough, fibrous tissue comprising attenuated collagenous fibers which connect bones to other bones. In the back, the ligaments connect the vertebrae together. Sprains and strains can often coincide with quick outbursts of sudden movement.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman, P.C. are experienced at providing representation for anyone who has suffered back injuries as the result of a slip and fall, car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or other traumatic incident caused by another.
Often, the injuries which at first appear to be simple sprains and strains turn out to be more serious injuries such as disc herniations, disc protrusions, and annular tears. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman, P.C. are experienced at obtaining the experts needed to determine the proper diagnosis and to seek full compensation for your injuries.
Significant pain often is felt as the result of a back sprain and/or strain regardless of whether the sprain is determined to be minor, moderate, or severe. Inflammation and discomfort often occurs at the injured areas causing a decrease in ones range of motion, as well as, stiffness and increased pain.
The more disturbance that is caused to the ligaments and muscles of the back, the more severe the pain and discomfort that will result. Injuries to the back have lengthy healing times and without proper care and rest the injury can remain problematic or become worse.