Low Back Injuries (lumbar spine) Associated With Car Accidents
The lumbar spine, also known as the low back, contains the largest vertebrae in the spine and is labeled L1-L5. It supports the upper body and allows for trunk movement.
As is the case with neck injuries, common injuries to the low back caused by car wrecks include bulging disc, herniated disc, and disk fractures.
Common symptoms of a low back injury for a low include:
- Pain that worsens while sitting or standing
- Numbness in the legs and feet
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty standing up straight
Common treatments for a low back injury include:
- Ice or heat
- Physical therapy
- Steroid injection
- Pain medication