Most motor vehicle rear end collision accidents involve some degree of back and neck injuries. Slip and fall, trip and fall and many other types of accidents also result in back and neck injuries. Even car accidents that appear relatively minor may result in long-term back and neck injuries.


Any type of accident that causes the back and neck to be moved forcefully can also cause injury to the muscles, ligaments, nerves and discs in the back and neck (soft tissue injuries).

Soft tissue injuries include but are not limited to:

  • Injury to Cervical or Back Muscles
  • Torn or pulled Tendons and Ligaments
  • Herniated Discs
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Compressed Nerves
  • Back Strain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis

Soft tissue injury symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Blurred Vision
  • Limitation of Motion
  • Limitation of Use

Soft tissue back and neck injuries are difficult to prove. This is because they are not easily visible on x-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds and MRIs. That does not mean that these injuries are not painful and disabling. Soft tissue back and neck injuries can interfere with the ability to function. In addition, these types of injuries require medical care including physical therapy, therapeutic massage, medication and/or chiropractic adjustments.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident resulting in back or neck injuries due to the negligence of another, it is important to choose a personal injury lawyer who is will ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Call the Law Offices of Randy C. Botwinick for a free and immediate consultation.