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Lower Back Injury

Lower Back Injury Lawyers Delaware & Pennsylvania

The lower back is commonly, and very easily, injured. The injury can be very acute during a fall or accident or can develop over time due to repetitive stress or strain. Improper lifting technique is also a very common method of straining the lower back. The lower back, also known as the lumbar region, serves very specific functions such as offering structural support, allowing for movement and also protects body tissues. If you have suffered a lower back injury at work or in an accident such as an auto accident or slip and fall you need the help of a personal injury attorney handling lower back injury claims.

Contact New Castle County Accident Attorney Beverly L. Bove at (302) 777-3500 for a free consultation. You can reach her via email here. She charges no legal fees unless she recovers for you. Her office is located just off Route 202 (Concord Pike) and there is ample free on site parking.

Lower Back Injury Statistics

Almost all adults will experience some sort of back injury at some point in their lives. The majority of these will be lower back injuries which impact the Lumbar region. Below are some back injury statistics compiled by the American Chiropractic Association:

  • Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.
  • Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
  • One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
  • Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives.
  • Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
  • Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.

Causes Of Lumbar Area Pain

There are a number of reasons and explanations for lower back pain such as overuse, heavy lifting, improper lifting technique, blunt force, lumbar strains and herniated discs. The older a person is the more susceptible a person is to a lower back injury. Also, the more physically demanding ones profession is the higher their risk of lower back injury or disease.

Lower Back Injury Treatment

Treatment of lower back pain is directly related to the actual cause of the injury. Often times, for less serious injuries rest is a sufficient treatment plan. More severe injuries may involve anti-inflammatory injections, therapy such as physical therapy or chiropractic treatment. In very severe cases surgery may be necessary. Upon sustaining a back injury you should immediately seek proper medical care by a trained medical professional. Afterwards, you may want to consult with a qualified, experienced Georgetown Delaware workers’ compensation attorney regarding any compensation you may be entitled to.

Contact A Newark Delaware Injury Attorney

An injury to the lower back may take some time to heal. If you sustained the injury in an accident at work, a slip & fall on someone’s property or perhaps in an auto accident you may be entitled to compensation. Middletown Delaware Personal Injury Lawyer Beverly L. Bove has substantial experience helping Delaware accident victims obtain financial compensation for issues surrounding lost wages, current and future medical bills, pain & suffering for their back injuries. Dial (302) 777-3500 for a free consultation. Ms. Bove offers free on site parking at her Wilmington law office which is located just off Concord Pike.

The Delaware personal injury lawyers at our firm serve accident victims throughout Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania. This includes Wilmington, Newark, Pike Creek, Hockessin, Brandywine, Fairfax, Talleyville, Kennett Square, Chester, West Chester, Coatesville, Media, Upper Darby, Malvern, Phoenixville, Avondale, Downingtown, Broomall, Bear. Glasgow, Middletown, Odessa, Smyrna, Townsend, Dover, Milford, Millsboro, Georgetown, Seaford, Laurel, Dagsboro, Lewes, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and Ocean View, Delaware.