You may be surprised to know it’s possible to feel pain in many parts of your body when you suffer a back injury. Can a back injury cause abdominal pain, for example? Yes, it can, under certain circumstances.
Pain can radiate out from the site of the injury, especially if you have suffered damage to one or more nerves in the area. Each nerve is connected to an area of the body – some of which are connected to the stomach. Therefore, if you damage a nerve that goes to your stomach or abdomen, you could experience sensations in that area.
How could a back injury cause abdominal pain?
Pain can radiate out from the immediate area where you are injured. Muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and other parts of the body can all lead to pain occurring in other areas. If you have injured your back, whether it happened at work, in an accident or in a fall, you should seek medical advice so you can rule out any serious injuries.
A medical professional can diagnose you based on the symptoms you are getting. You may have to undergo tests as well. Based on the information they have, the medical professional can work out what condition you have and provide recommendations for treatment accordingly. This should help you move towards recovery as quickly as possible, while being aware of what you should and shouldn’t do during the recovery process. Watch for any new symptoms as well as you recover.
What can you do?
Once you have sought medical advice and you are recovering from your back injury, your thoughts may turn back to how it happened. If you were hurt because another individual was negligent, you could claim compensation. The first step is to speak to an expert in such matters, and you’re in the right place to do that.
If you’d rather not call on 0800 689 0500, mobile callers can use 0333 500 0993 if they prefer or you can find out more by filling in the easy online test we have provided. Accident Advice Helpline tries as much as we can to provide all the details and support you need. Your GP can advise you on the question ‘can a back injury cause abdominal pain’ and we can advise you about the prospects of claiming anything in compensation after your injury occurs.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead