Back injury overview
A neck injury generally describes an injury to the muscles and tissue of the neck. If damage was found in the spinal column or cord, this would be described as a spinal injury. Back injuries often are seen as sciatica, stenosis and a Herniated Discs. The symptoms of back injuries are aches, spasms and referred pain in other areas such as hamstrings.
Back injury rehabilitation
Back injuries rehabilitation involves a series of exercises designed to improve mobility and reduce muscle pain. Bed rest used to be recommended immediately after a back injury, however this is no longer recommended. Now it is suggested that you resume your daily activities as soon as possible after an injury. A few weeks later, gentle stretching and strengthening of the back muscles is recommended.
A back injury rehabilitation program should consist of both stretching and strengthening exercises. The abdominal muscles should also be included as they play an important role in back injury rehabilitation by assisting in stabilisation.
Back injury next steps
If you wish to see if you have an accident claim as a result of a back injury, please contact us. Please also use the information on the pages below to find out more.