Back injuries are unfortunately one of the more common injury types that victims of car crashes will suffer from.
However, many people do not know that injuries to the muscles can do just as much damage as injuries to the spinal cord.
Struggles associated with chronic pain
The International Association for the Study of Pain points out that chronic pain in any form can contribute to a significant degradation in the quality of a person’s life. This includes chronic pain originating from the muscles or nerves in the back.
Back pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain, resulting in millions of people facing a lower quality of life every year.
Chronic pain has clear ties via numerous studies to an abundance of issues, such as trauma or stressor disorders, anxiety, depression and more. Some victims of chronic pain even turn to self-harm or suicide in an attempt to escape from the constant pain they suffer.
Many chronic pain sufferers will go on lifelong journeys in an attempt to alleviate, cure or otherwise deal with their pain.
Physical and financial damage
Unfortunately, back injuries can also impact a person physically and financially, too. A back injury can prevent a worker from returning to their job, thus ending their income stream for the time being. Needless to say, this is terrible timing considering a victim will often be dealing with medical expenses at the same time.
Thus, back injury sufferers need all of the support they can get on mental, emotional and physical levels. Financial support can ultimately help in many categories, too.