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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What do different back injury names mean?


    How many back injury names can you think of? Most of us will be able to name a slipped disc and perhaps a muscle strain. However, there are lots of other back injuries that can occur in a wide variety of situations – perhaps from being in car accidents or falls, or an accident at work.

    You may have first-hand experience of a particular injury, and in this case you will know more about it than you otherwise would. You’ll know what to do when you feel pain, and when you should seek your GP’s advice. You may also know what the prognosis is – different in each case – and how long it might take to recover.

    Assorted back injury names

    We’ve mentioned slipped discs and muscle strains already, so let’s look at some other examples. There are muscle spasms as well – painful but not the actual source of the injury. You may suffer these if you have hurt your back and you are trying to do too much. The muscle spasm is restricting your movement for good reason.

    Other examples of back injuries include whiplash (this can affect the back as well as the neck), spondylolisthesis (a vertebra in the lower back slipping out of position), and repetitive strain injury. The latter example can occur in situations where someone repeatedly tries to lift something in the wrong manner, thus putting stress on the back and potentially leading to injury.

    Was someone else the cause of your back injury?

    If you have sustained a back injury at work and you were never given proper manual handling training, your employer may be negligent. If you have any suspicion at all this could be true, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or complete our online test now for answers.

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    Back injury names can be diagnosed in other situations as well, such as after a fall or following another type of accident. If you want to get in touch for advice as quickly as possible, you can always call from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 instead. Whatever way you choose to get in touch, you can discuss your own back injury and how it happened, to see whether compensation may be the result in your case. Make sure you get the advice you deserve so you know what the outcome could potentially be for you.

    Date Published: November 16, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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