The back is filled with muscles, ligaments, nerves, and more that help support the spine and our entire body. As such, even when we’re very careful, there are many ways that the back may be injured, whether the issue was avoidable or not.
Over time, just as with the rest of our body, the structures that make up the back may deteriorate and weaken. Bones may fracture, nerves may be compressed, or a muscle may be strained – all causing pain.
If you were involved in an auto accident, especially if you were rear-ended, issues may arise suddenly or even days or months down the road. What may just feel like soreness in your back following the accident or other traumatic event can often lead to something much worse, which is why proper evaluation and treatment is vital to a healthy recovery.
When dealing with pain in your back; if the pain is mild and bearable you may be able to find quick and easy relief with rest, exercise, or correcting your posture. But if the pain moves past the point of a mild inconvenience, you owe it to yourself to get checked out. When pain in the back turns into a stabbing or burning sensation, or begins to radiate to other parts of your body, causes weakness, or any other difficulties that are abnormal, a doctor must be consulted.