In most cases, back pain is caused by a strain, sprain, or tear in your neck, shoulder, or lower back muscles. Back pain and injury is one of the most common injuries suffered in the six million car wrecks that happen every year. Back injuries are extremely common and are also the third most-expensive medical condition after heart disease and cancer. While many back pains can be treated with physical therapy and over the counter medication, some cases require prescription medication, surgery or injections. Back pain is often a life-long battle and anyone suffering should receive the appropriate medical treatment. If you have back pain due to the irresponsible behavior of someone else, you should not be burdened with the expense of treatment. Our nation is founded on personal responsibility, and if someone else causes you significant injury, they must take responsibility for the consequences. If you have been involved in a collision or other incident and suffer from back pain, you should see a doctor immediately and then contact an attorney’s office like Samples Ames to assist you in your case.