A spinal injury can cause pain, swelling and achy muscles that are hard to get rid of, according to orthopedic and physical therapy experts.
The pain and swelling usually start at the back of the neck and work their way down the spine.
It is common for the pain to increase after a stroke or car accident, but some people also report feeling pain in the upper back and lower back after surgery.
Read more about the condition and what to do if you have symptoms here.
It may take up to three weeks to fully heal, and even then it can take several weeks for a full recovery.
In some cases, it may take as little as one to two weeks for the swelling to disappear, and in some cases it may even be faster, according a Queensland University of Technology study.
However, some people have a hard time with the swelling because they may not feel any pain.
Dr Andrew Lenton, a physical therapist at Austin Orthopedic & Sports Medicine in Brisbane, said the swelling was usually the result of a blood clot in the brain or the lining of the spinal cord.
“The swelling is caused by the clot, and it’s usually caused by bleeding through the spinal canal,” he said.
“If you have a clot in your spinal canal it can create a lot of pain.”
It can lead to swelling of the surrounding area.
“Dr Lenton said the symptoms could also include: pain and burning sensation in the back and neck