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The Most Common Types Of Back Injuries

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Many types of accidents can result in back injuries, one of the most common and persistent types of injuries.  These injuries can result in missed work, loss of income, and severe pain for those affected.  Below are some of the most common types of back injuries.

Fractured Vertebrae
Fractured vertebrae usually occur as the result of a high-velocity accident such as a fall from a significant height or a serious car crash. Seniors are especially at risk for these fractures due to reduced bone density. Sports accidents may also cause fractured vertebrae. The most common symptom of this injury is back pain that worsens with movement. If there is also a spinal cord injury, the victim may also experience bowel or bladder dysfunction, numbness, weakness, or tingling.

Sprains and Strains
The medical term “strain