Your back is crucial to your well-being and we all depend on our backs every day. With any back injury you will experience the damaging impacts it can have on your life, as your backbone is considered the most important bone in your entire body. We depend on our backs for almost every physical activity, and even for basic movements like sitting & standing. This is why even the most minor of back injuries should be taken seriously with the potential long-term effects and degradation of life being taken into consideration.
Car accidents, workplace accidents, and recreational accidents (sports injuries) are the most common causes of back injuries. When dealing with back injuries, the symptoms and health consequences can be permanent and devastating. Victims of back injuries constantly struggle to lead normal lives, often facing extreme pain, cognitive impairment, partial or full physical disability, and overwhelming financial stress on a daily basis.
Common types of Spinal/back injuries may include:
- Immobility or loss of feeling
- Bruised spinal cord
- Severed spinal cord
- Central cord syndrome
- Anterior cord syndrome
- Partial nervous system damage
After experiencing a back injury, you may feel weak and have a loss of coordination as well as paralysis, numbness, loss of bladder control, or a myriad of other conditions which require hospitalization. Back injuries can be caused by pulling, compressing, pushing, or hyperextending muscles in your back, or sometimes an accident can cause the backbone to fracture. In many cases, surgery must take place right away to prevent permanent damage of your spinal cord, which can lead to even greater injuries. No matter how minor you might think the spinal injury you are experiencing is, you must consult with a physician to ensure you aren’t ignoring or exacerbating the injury, which can lead to long-term health effects. Back injuries typically take at least six months to heal enough for the victim to resume normal activities, but often times the pain will last a lifetime and there is no real recovery. If the spinal cord is affected by the injury, it’s even possible to become paralyzed and require the use of a wheelchair or other assistive devices for life. Regardless, the chronic pain resulting from back injuries often delibitates the victim and makes their reintegration into society difficult, as they can’t perform the same tasks with the same efficiency as they were once able to. Back injuries and chronic back pain can debilitate a victim for life, so it’s important to consider the lasting effects and ensure you are compensated for future losses as well.
Our firm has represented many victims of back injuries. For all clients who may have a back injury its important to get a CT scan or MRI to receive proper diagnosis. Immediate medical treatment should focus on stabilizing the spine and proper intensive treatment with corticosteroid drugs to prevent further damages. Surgery may also be necessary to stabilize the spine or fuse the spine with metal plates or pins. Those who feel that their back causes too much pain and limits their daily routines may choose to have optional surgery done.
Speak to Our Attorney about a Spinal/Back Injury
Our attorneys are committed to fight for your rights and provide you with the full compensation you deserve for the emotional and physical damages you have experienced due to your back injury. We will seek endlessly to find you the positive outcome you deserve. We specialize in spinal/back injury cases and want to help you with our knowledge. We provide committed and vigorous representation to clients within our area and provide them with the positive outcomes they deserve. Do not hesitate to come to us, we can get you through this difficult hardship by taking care of all your legal needs. Our firm offers a free case evaluation where we will answer all your questions and discuss your legal options. Call us at (619) 320-1005 or contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation.