I got in a car accident in Cedar Rapids and have back pain and muscle spasms. I heard this might be fractured vertebrae. What are the symptoms of spinal fractures?

Car accidents in Iowa can lead to many serious injuries including fractured vertebrae, spinal fractures, spinal cord injury, and more. If you have been injured in a car accident, you should seek medical attention immediately.

If you may have fractured your vertebrae, you should visit your doctor or the emergency room. Symptoms of fractured vertebrae and spinal fractures include:

  • Pain in the back
  • Pain in the neck
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Weakness of the muscles
  • Paralysis

More fractures occur to the lower back region generally due to the force a seatbelt places on your body during the impact of a collision. If the fracture is severe, it sometimes can lead to spinal cord injury. However, not all fractured vertebrae will result in a serious injury. Sometimes these injuries can heal within a couple of months with the use of a neck or back brace.

If you believe you have suffered from a back injury during an Iowa car accident, contact Cedar Rapids car crash attorneys at the law offices of Brady Preston Gronlund today. Call (319) 866-9277 today and find out your legal options.