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Back Pain from a Rear End Collision


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1/18/2011
Mike Schafer
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Victims of Kentucky rear end collision car accidents may experience back pain, neck pain or whiplash despite using seatbelts and presence of head rests. Whiplash typically is a term for pain and stiffness in the neck and back area. It may also indicate a more severe injury such as a herniated disc. 

            Studies show that 85 percent of patients with whiplash after a rear end automobile collision complain of low back pain over the next 4 to 12 months. The pain is caused by injury to the soft tissues around the spine, the muscles and ligaments.

             There are ways to reduce or lessen back pain. Some non medical ways include: 

  • improve posture
  • reduce stress
  • stretch, strengthen and move the muscles
  • improve sleep

           

            If you are experiencing neck or back pain you should always be examined by your doctor or chiropractor. This is often the only way you will know what is wrong and will get the treatment you need to recover. It will also help you avoid one of the 7 Potholes That Could Wreck Your Kentucky Accident Case

            If another driver rear ended you call an experienced Kentucky personal injury attorney to determine your rights. Driver's liability is fairly direct in cases of a Kentucky rear end car collision, but there are times when it is not the case. 

            Consulting an experienced Kentucky car accident attorney will allow your case to be evaluated. Whiplash cases are some of the most difficult to settle for a fair value. The fact that the injury is irreversible and subjective in nature allows the insurance company to fight it. Don't ignore the pain. By going to the doctor immediately you will give your personal injury attorney a fighting chance to obtain a fair settlement for you in your Kentucky whiplash car accident case.



Category: Auto Accidents

Michael Schafer
The Personal Injury Attorney for Louisville and Kentucky

3 Comments to "Back Pain from a Rear End Collision"

Visiting a chiropractor may be worthwhile, as may inversion therapy. Back pain is often caused by compressed vertebrae, and the above methods can be used to decompress the spine and relieve pressure on the nerves, discs, and muscles.
Posted by Best Inversion Table on May 3, 2011 at 03:02 PM
You ought to go and see your doctor immediately, even in the event you have already been to an emergency department, and they may even require you to see a specialist. take his or her advice about how to proceed in order to minimise any impact to your long term health. They frequently see clients desirous to get on with their lives, but with a whiplash accident you require to be vigilant about the potential long term destroy.
Posted by whiplash compensation claim on March 4, 2011 at 05:11 AM
Your article made an interesting point. There are quite a few things you can do at home to ease the pain of a back injury and to speed up recovery. Of course with all injuries it is still wise to consult a doctor at some point.
Posted by chiropractic services on January 19, 2011 at 07:54 PM

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