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Car accidents, truck and tractor-trailer accidents and motorcycle accidents may cause injuries to the low back as a result of stressful trauma. Injuries may include soft-tissue strains and sprains, as well as more serious injuries such as fractures or dislocations of the bones in the lower back. Women more than men may have a coccyx or tailbone injury because of anatomical differences. Fractures of the coccyx are often painful and are aggravated by prolonged sitting, standing up from a sitting position and by performing routine activities.

Pain in the lower back and restricted motion due to pain are common symptoms of low back strain. A strain of the lower back is a soft tissue injury in which there is a pulling or stretching of the muscle, ligament or tissue. Rest and medications are treatment of acute lower back strain. On the other hand, a sprain of the lower back involves tearing or rupture of the tissue that may be accompanied by swelling or bruising. Treatment is much the same as for strains. However, recovery from a low back sprain may be more prolonged than from a strain and more often results in chronic low back discomfort.

Michael E. Seelie, PA, personal injury attorney, has been helping people in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding communities of Orange Park, St. Augustine, Green Cove Springs, Callahan, Palatka, Fernandina Beach, St. Augustine, Gainesville, and Lake City in vehicle accident cases since 1978.


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