Back injuries can be problematic in that they can lead to pain in other parts of your body too. A lot depends on how you were injured and where the injury occurred, but a back injury causing knee pain is not out of the realms of possibility.
This is because a variety of nerves run through the back and down into the legs. You can trap a nerve when sustaining a back injury and end up with pain in your knee rather than in your back. It may not immediately be apparent that one has caused the other.
How can you identify a back injury causing knee pain?
If you suddenly start getting knee pain and you haven’t struck your knee or injured it in any way, think back to any accident you may have had that hurt your back. A simple slip or fall could easily result in this happening, especially if you jarred your back or ended up suffering an injury in that area.
It’s easy not to tie the two together, but if you end up seeing your GP with knee pain, make sure you tell them about any recent back injury you have suffered as well. This could provide crucial clues that could help you move faster towards a solution and treatment.
Are you entitled to seek any compensation for your injuries?
Every day, Accident Advice Helpline’s trained advisors are on hand to speak with people who have been hurt in accidents. We always have one main task during these calls – to identify whether proof of negligence might exist to support a compensation claim being made on their behalf. Maybe you know you have such proof, or you may be entirely uncertain. Whatever the situation might be, calling us is the first step towards getting some answers.
Call now on 0800 689 0500 to speak to someone who can help you. A back injury causing knee pain that has been diagnosed after an accident could lead you towards finding a solution that helps you get better. In turn, we can ensure you get help regarding information on a compensation claim possibility. You can even get in touch from a mobile phone on 0333 500 0993 if you need to speak with us urgently. Don’t let the time slip by – make your claim within three years of the accident that led to your injuries.