If you have suffered a back injury, dizziness is probably not a symptom you expect to experience. Common amongst those who have suffered head injuries, dizziness or vertigo can actually be a symptom experienced after a back injury. So if you’re wondering, “Can a back injury cause dizziness?” the answer is yes.
The pain experienced from an injury to the upper or lower back or spine can lead to feelings of dizziness that can make it hard for you to carry out your usual activities or go to work, having a severe impact on your life. Even the pain from minor back injuries could lead to a degree of dizziness, meaning time off work is essential.
Will a back injury cause dizziness always?
Although injuries to the back can cause dizziness, this doesn’t always happen and although a back injury can cause dizziness and vertigo, you may not notice these types of symptoms at all. If you do suffer dizziness after being injured, you should see your GP as they may need to carry out some further tests, particularly to check that you haven’t suffered any form of head injury. Back injuries can be the result of a slip, trip or fall, an accident at work or a road traffic accident, and head injuries are common in all these situations.
Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim compensation if you’re suffering dizziness after a back injury – provided somebody else is responsible for your accident. Get in touch with us within three years of your accident and we’ll be able to help you get the compensation you’re entitled to.
The pain of a back injury
It can be difficult to measure the pain caused by a back injury as unlike some other injuries – like a broken leg, for example – there are usually no visible signs of this type of injury. Accident Advice Helpline will liaise with medical professionals to find out more about the severity of your injury and how it is affecting your life, if you decide to make a claim with us. The impact of your injury on your daily life and your ability to work will be taken into account, and we will ensure you are properly compensated for your pain and suffering.
To find out if you could make a claim, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to get confidential, no-obligation advice from our team of experts.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton