Back injury and leg pain are two conditions that can be closely associated with one another. If you suffer a back injury, you could experience symptoms in other parts of your body. These may seem to be separate from the back injury, but they could be closely connected. Therefore, it is important to get a doctor to check your back injury to determine how serious it is – especially if you are getting symptoms in other parts of your body.
When you suffer from back pain and you get pain in other parts of your body too, such as in your legs, this pain is called referred pain. The original injury is referring pain to another area, because of the nature of that injury.
How is a back injury and leg pain connected?
Most people are familiar with sciatica, even if they don’t suffer from it themselves. A herniated disc can lead to unnatural pressure on nerves, and this can refer pain down into one or both legs. If you ever get numbness in one leg, or a tingling sensation in that leg, it could potentially be related to a lower back injury.
Anyone can suffer from a back injury, but many of these injuries can be prevented. Proper health and safety measures taken in the workplace, including the presence of good manual handling training, is often sufficient to prevent such injuries occurring. However, negligence can sometimes lead to accidents in other situations, such as on the roads for instance.
Can you find out more?
Compensation isn’t usually the first thing someone with a back injury will consider. However, if you have reached the moment where you’re wondering about the chances of claiming for your back injury and leg pain, you only need to call 0800 689 0500 to find out about your chances. This number puts you through to Accident Advice Helpline, and you can speak with an expert concerning your specific injury.
If you can only call via a mobile, don’t worry – just call 0333 500 0993 instead. This is the best number to get you through to our experienced team in this instance. If you would rather not wait and you want some quick answers, we even have a fast test available now on our website. Don’t let the chance of some compensation pass you by if you could claim.