A car accident victim’s recovery from a neck injury depends on the nature of the injury and the treatment options pursued by the victim and treating physician. Below are the prognoses for some common neck injury surgeries. Keep in mind, every neck injury heals differently and every accident victim is unique.
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Fusion: According to the Mayo Clinic, fusion is typically an effective, long-term treatment for broken vertebrae, spinal deformities and spinal instability. However, fusion does frequently does not eliminate all neck pain. Additionally, it increases the chances of arthritis developing in adjoining vertebrae.
Diskectomy: Diskectomy surgery reduces herniated disk symptoms in 80 to 90 percent of people who have clear signs of nerve compression, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Laminectomy: Laminectomy surgery reduces symptoms in 60 to 90 percent of people who undergo the procedure.
Michigan auto accident victims who have suffered neck sprains or strains can usually expect recovery in nearly 70 percent to 100 percent of cases.
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