Lower Back Injuries at Work
The lumbar region of the spine – more commonly known as the lower back – is one of the most common sites of back injuries. Most of these injuries are strains (which occur when the back’s muscles are overextended or unusually turned) or sprains (which occur when the ligaments that connect muscle to bone are torn). Lower back injuries are very painful and can take a long time to heal.
If you have suffered a lower back injury at work, you may need medical treatment and time to rest while your injury heals. If so, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical costs and lost wages. To learn more, call the Des Moines back injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Lower Back Injuries: Symptoms and Treatment
If your job involves heavy lifting, bending to pick things up or move them, or other physical exertion, you may be at risk for lower back injuries. You should contact your physician if you are experiencing symptoms like:
- Pain in your lower back that may extend downwards
- Lower back stiffness that affects your ability to move
- Muscle spasms in the lower back
- Pain that has persisted for more than a few days
In many cases, the best treatment is a few days of bed rest. Some patients may need additional treatment, like physical therapy or prescription pain medication. Most of these injuries heal within a month, but they can develop into chronic problems if patients do not make necessary changes in their lives.
If you have been fighting to receive fair compensation for your or a loved one’s work injuries, help is available. Contact the experienced Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to discuss the facts of your case.