Back injuries fall into all kinds of categories. However, knowing more about your back injury and when to see a doctor is very important, because it may not always be necessary to see an expert about your injuries.
If you experience any tingling or numbness in your arms or legs, you should see someone as soon as possible. This could potentially indicate nerve damage or swelling that is pressing on one or more nerves. Any loss of bladder or bowel function should also be investigated, as should any difficulty in walking or performing any other regular tasks you take for granted.
What sort of back injury and when to see a doctor?
These are the two most important questions that may come to mind. Not all back injuries are bad enough to warrant a doctor’s visit. Some will resolve themselves and are far from serious. However, others require urgent treatment so they do not worsen or lead to any long-term effects.
If you experience a back injury as the result of a serious fall or being hit by a car or something similar, you should always seek urgent medical attention. Not only may you have sustained a back injury, you could have other internal injuries that need to be attended to. By getting a proper assessment as quickly as possible, you can receive appropriate treatment quickly and minimise the chances of anything worse happening.
Want to find out more about a possible compensation claim?
As you recover from your back injury and when to see a doctor deliberations, you may start thinking about how you got the injury to begin with. Were you simply unfortunate in having an accident no one was to blame for? Or was someone to blame, perhaps through negligence? Tripping on an uneven paving stone could mean someone was negligent in not fixing it; being hurt in a car accident could point to another driver as the negligent party.
It’s easy to call 0800 689 0500 free to get through to Accident Advice Helpline. You can even call on a mobile if you ring 0333 500 0993 to get through to us. We are represented by Dame Esther Rantzen as our patron, and we have been helping people understand whether they can claim compensation since 2000. Could you be the next person to receive our no-obligation advice today?
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead