If you experience back pain following an accident you should seek medical attention. If you believe the injury is serious, then you should seek immediate medical treatment (either by ambulance or emergency transport to an emergency room at a hospital).
If you believe the injury is not life-threatening, you should make an appointment with your primary care physician at the earliest opportunity. Back injuries are the specialty of neurologists, neurosurgeons, and even orthopedic spine doctors, though less serious injuries can be addressed through other medical providers such as chiropractors, etc. Seeking the advice of physicians you trust, such as your primary care physician is usually the best way to initially address your injury.
Your PCP is often the best provider to ensure you get the most appropriate treatment for your non-life threatening injuries. Regardless of which medical provider or facility you choose, always use your health insurance to cover your medical expenses when possible (even if you believe the at-fault driver should pay for your treatment).
Remember, auto accidents can be extremely complex cases to deal with. This is why it's important to retain a Phoenix, Arizona car accident attorney to ensure that your rights are protected. Get the facts. Stop guessing. Protect your rights.
If you have any questions, Zachar Law Firm offers a free case evaluation. You can call us any time at 602-494-4800, or you can contact us online.