Sacroiliac joint injuries in a Mission Viejo car accident are actually quite common. The sacroiliac joint is a crucial junction which connects the pelvis to the lower back. The sacroiliac joint may not have a lot of flexibility in order to bear our weight as we sit or stand. One of the primary functions of the sacroiliac joint is to prevent the transfer of force from our legs (walking, running, etc.) from transferring into the spine resulting in injury.
The forces associated with a Mission Viejo car accident, especially those associated with an intersection or side-impact, can result in damage to the sacroiliac joint. Injury to this important joint can result in extremely painful nerve injury. These types of injury limit mobility and the ability to walk or even move. Sacroiliac injuries radiate down through the hips and into the legs resulting in extreme pain and discomfort.
Sacroiliac joint injuries in a Mission Viejo car accident may not be immediately obvious in the moments after an impact. It is important to seek a thorough medical examination within 24 to 48 hours of any motor vehicle accident to help identify hidden injuries and and establish a baseline.
Injury to the sacroiliac joint results in tingling and numbness in the hips and legs, sharp pain and the sensation of needle pricks through the groin and into the legs, as well as pain in the lower back.
The actual medical expenses associated with a sacroiliac injury can be quite low, and insurance adjusters often attempt to get injury victims to accept far less than their case is actually worth.
My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40 years experience in personal injury claims and cases. If you have suffered sacroiliac joint injuries in a Mission Viejo car accident we invite you to read our client’s reviews and the recommendations of the legal industry and contact us or call 949-305-1400 for a free consultation.