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It is no secret that back pain is one of the most debilitating ailments, impacting everyday activities, including, arguably the most basic, sleep and the number of Americans experiencing back pain is on the rise. Back pain can develop from a variety of incidents and accidents, and it can also occur without an identifiable cause.
If you feel your back injury is the result of an accident, work injury, someone else’s negligence, or medical malpractice, working with a spine injury law firm may help you navigate through this difficult time. Canton back injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have experience helping back injury victims. Contact us at (330) 488-1234 or through our online contact form to see how we can help and support you through the recovery of your back injuries.
Types of Back Pain and Back Injuries
Your back is made up of a column of 33 bones called vertebrae. Since the lower back supports the bulk of human body weight, it is particularly prone to injury and pain. Back pain can range from mild to severe depending on the level of injury and is described as being acute or chronic.
Acute Low Back Pain: often caused by damaged back muscles, ligaments, or nerves and the pain usually lasts for under eight weeks. Statistics show that 80 percent of Americans will experience acute low back pain at some point in their lives. In general, most people will experience tightness or reduced range of motion, a burning sensation, or intense sharp pain.
Chronic Back Pain: defined as pain that lasts more than 12 weeks. It is often hard to diagnose the source of chronic back pain; however, nerve damage, scar tissue, arthritis, and even psychological stress are known to exacerbate chronic back pain.
Back pain can also relate to injuries or other conditions, including:
Back muscle strain
Herniated or bulging discs, compression of back nerves as the result of a burst spinal disc
Osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease
Stenosis, compression of the spinal cord against nerves in the back
Lumbar injuries which can often end in severe spinal cord or nerve damage
Back injuries are often painful, with pain increasing depending on the degree of physical activity that occurs. When you suffer from a back injury it can keep you out of work, on disability, or simply unable to participate in your day-to-day life at full capacity. Back injuries can require both nonsurgical care as well as invasive surgery and you may also need physical therapy to rectify the problem and eliminate the pain.
They offer a broad range of treatment for Ohio back pain victims including:
Physical and operational therapies
Ohio medical professionals recommend beginning back treatment options conservatively before progressing to more aggressive measures for long-term chronic pain and severe back injuries. If your back injury was the result of a car accident or other high-energy impact incident, you may require surgery such as removing parts of vertebrae, removing ruptured discs, or fusing vertebrae together.
Seeking Compensation after a Back Injury
If you or a family member have sustained a back injury at work, in a motor vehicle accident, sports incident, or through the actions or negligence of another person or entity, you may be able to gain compensation. Medical treatment and rehabilitation related to back injuries is often long-term and can be incredibly costly. Working with experienced spine injury law attorneys such as Canton back injury lawyers at KNR can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Our Canton Back Injury Lawyers Can Help You
Our skilled legal team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you seek compensation for your back injuries and ongoing rehabilitation and treatment that may have occurred from workplace injuries, accidents, or negligence. With 11 offices throughout Ohio, covering extensive ground, our teams are available to help guide you through medical, insurance and litigation issues that may arise. In addition to our team of experienced back injury attorneys, our diverse team of lawyers has skills in numerous other legal areas including wrongful death, truck accidents, work injuries, and motorcycle accidents.