Accidents leading to injury and trauma can happen to anyone [1, 2]. Many times, injuries can be asymptomatic especially if they are deep, so we tend to ignore them. We barely pay attention to medically important signs called ‘red flag sings’ by doctors, such as experiencing pain when lifting a bucket or not being able to walk properly. This can be extremely dangerous especially as the neck and spine (back) are involved. Most people will have a minor back problem at some point of time in their lives . The question remains though- when do we know if a back injury is serious? This article will help you to gain a deeper insight into the seriousness of back injuries.