As a Chicago personal injury lawyer, I everyday seems to remind me that back and neck injuries are indeed serious injuries that can result in permanent disability, paralysis, or even death. Back and injuries can involve the bone, muscle, or soft tissue. Common injuries include strains and sprains, fractured vertebrae, sciatica, and herniated disks.
The most common location for back injuries and back pain is the lower back because the lower back supports your body weight. 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Common causes of back and neck injuries include trauma (falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports, birth injury), arthritis, cancer, degenerative conditions, and surgical injury.