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Back pain is one of the most debilitating ailments in the world. As one of the leading causes of missed work, back pain affects many people from adolescents to older generations. Researchers say that over 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. In America, almost 2% of the entire United States workforce is disabled by back pain on any given day.
The reasons for back injuries can be many, and the treatments can be lengthy. Back injuries following a car accident, work fall, or other negligence can lead to long-lasting medical issues, loss of independence, and psychological scarring. If you are the victim of a back injury due to someone else’s negligence, then the dedicated team of Akron back injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you receive the medical support and compensation you deserve. Call us today at (330) 869-9007 or use our online contact form to reach out.
Back Injury Causes
Back injuries can occur for a variety of reasons; workplace accidents, car crashes, and a multitude of other factors can lead to chronic and debilitating back pain. According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, back injuries are the most common type of injury to occur in the workplace and often are a result of overexertion or safety negligence.
Although often treatable, back pain can occur again and result in lifelong struggles and immobility. Back pain can range from minor to crippling and can produce severe psychological effects. Some of these effects include:
- Sleep deprivation
Symptoms of Back Injuries
The symptoms of back injuries can vary a great deal and be attributed to many different factors. Some of the symptoms of a back injury include:
- Bulging discs
- Sore back muscles
- Tingling in fingertips or toes
- Shooting pain that radiates down the leg, can be chronic
- Increasing pain when standing, bending, or lifting
Further examples of symptoms of severe back or spinal trauma include:
- Loss of motor functions
- Numbness and loss of feeling in hands or feet
- Loss of bowel control
- A decrease in sexual functions
- Trouble breathing
If you are experiencing these types of symptoms due to a back injury that was no fault of your own, then contacting an experienced Akron back injury lawyer can help you navigate through the legal process and help you recover the costs you may have experienced through your loss.
Common Solutions to Back Injuries
Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center is one of the many medical centers in Ohio that offer various back injury treatments. Whilst surgery is often necessary for long-term chronic back pain and severe injuries, Ohio State University’s medical team usually start patients off with more conservative options first. These can include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Occupational therapy
- Tissue manipulation, such as Rolfing
- Integrative medicine
The University of Ohio Wexner Medical Center states that back pain is treatable but not often curable. This can lead to lifelong medical appointments and treatments. The costs of medications, physical therapy, and surgeries can add up rather quickly. The average treatment cost of someone with minor back injuries can be thousands of dollars per year, and this can increase if you suffer a severe back injury.
Seeking Compensation after a Back Injury
Along with the cost of treating a back injury comes the expense of time lost at work. Depending on the degree of your back injury, it can very easily result in missing days, weeks, or even months of work. In the most severe Ohio back injury cases, people completely lose their ability to work at all. If you are suffering from a back injury sustained in an automobile accident, sports event, or through the actions or negligence of another person or entity, you may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit and/or claim workers’ compensation.
KNR’s back injury lawyers have extensive knowledge dealing with painful personal injury cases and have helped numerous Akron-area back injury victims get compensation for physical, psychological, and financial damages.
Our Akron Back Injury Lawyers Can Help You
Our experienced legal team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you or your loved one seek compensation for back injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents, work-related injuries, sports activities, or other types of accidents. With offices in 11 different Ohio locations throughout the state, we cover extensive ground and, in addition to back injuries, our diverse team of Ohio lawyers has skills in many other legal areas including wrongful deaths, medical malpractice, and motorcycle accidents.
If you have any questions regarding your case, call our Akron injury lawyers at (330) 869-9007 or contact us via our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Akron back injury attorney.