Have you suffered serious back injuries as a result of a car accident or damage to your vertebrae or discs? If left untreated, serious back injuries can have lifelong effects, and may even lead to conditions such as paralysis and death. The spine is divided into three segments: the lumbar (lower), thoracic (mid/upper), and cervical (upper/neck) regions. A serious car accident can cause damage to one or all of these segments in the back, causing substantial pain and complications.
Typical back injuries can include sprain/strains. These will cause pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. Moderate sprains/strains can be treated through physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. Sometimes, these types of injuries may resolve on their own over time. However, more serious injuries to the back can include herniations and bulging discs. These types of injuries can be more serious and affect the nerves in the spine. Some tell-tale signs that there is a serious injury are the following: tingling/numbness to the extremities, partial paralysis, and sudden jolts of pain.
If you have been involved in an accident and have felt any of the previous mentioned symptoms, you should immediately seek medical attention. These types of symptoms can occur from disc herniations and bulges, where the vertebrae of the spine become damaged and fluid or other material press upon the nerves in the spine. These types of symptoms may require surgical intervention if they get worse, and/or to prevent worsening symptoms and possible paralysis.
If you have suffered serious back injuries as a result of a car accident, motorcycle accident, or pedestrian involved accident I invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call 949-305-1400 to speak with me personally for a free consultation. There is no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.