Back Injury Because Of A Car Accident
A Michigan back injury lawyer answers FAQs about back injury detection, treatment, types and symptoms
Back injuries are a frequent result of auto accidents, and they must be taken very seriously. For help from a back injury lawyer, call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028. There’s no fee or obligation.
- What back injuries are frequently suffered by auto accident victims?
- How are back injuries detected?
- Is surgery ever a treatment option for auto accident victims suffering from back injuries?
- What kind of surgical treatment options are out there for back injury?
- What are the symptoms of back pain?
- Can a back injury lawyer help me?
Michigan auto accident victims suffer many different types of back injuries, but here are the ones we most frequently see in our clients:
- Bone alignment problems
- Soft tissue damage
- Lumbar sprains and strains
- Back fractures (lumbar and thoracic vertebral fractures)
- Spinal cord injuries to the back
- Herniated discs (lumbar or thoracic)
- Bulging discs
- Ruptured discs
- Protruding discs
Back injury diagnostic imaging tests, along with physical examinations, are the medical procedures that allow emergency room doctors to identify, diagnose and begin treating the back injuries suffered by auto accident victims. Back injury diagnostic imaging includes:
- CT Scans (Computerized Tomography)
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- EMG (Electromyography)
- SPECT (Single-Photon Emission Computerized Tomography)
Here’s more information on diagnostic imaging for back injuries.
Yes. Although there is a wide range of treatment options for Michigan auto accident victims suffering from back injuries, it is not uncommon that a victim’s injuries are so severe that surgery is his or her only hope for recovery. Here’s more information on back injury recovery.
Surgical treatment options include:
- Fusion – Fusing or joining two vertebrae to stop painful movement. According to the Mayo Clinic, fusion is typically an effective, long-term treatment for broken vertebrae, spinal deformities and spinal instability.
- Diskectomy – Removal of the herniated or damaged portion of a disc. Diskectomy surgery reduces herniated disk symptoms in 80 to 90 percent of people who have clear signs of nerve compression,.
- Laminectomy/Decompression – Removal of bone overlying spinal canal to relieve nerve pressure. Laminectomy surgery “reduces symptoms in 60 to 90 percent of people who undergo the procedure”.
- Vertebroplasty – Injection of bone cement into compressed or fractured vertebrae.
- Artificial disc implant – The artificial discs go between the injured discs. This provides stability and eliminates pain.
Here are some symptoms of back pain that auto accident victims could be experiencing:
- Persistent aching or stiffness anywhere along the spine.
- Sharp, localized pain in the neck, upper back or lower back.
- Chronic ache in the middle or lower back, especially after sitting or standing for extended periods.
- Back pain that radiates from the low back to the buttock, down the back of the thigh, and into the calf and toes.
- Inability to stand straight without having severe muscle spasms in the lower back.
Yes. If you have a back injury that is a result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation damages for your losses. Damages may include medical costs, lost income, future lost earnings, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and disability, depending on what type of personal injury case or you may have.
Also, there is no downside to contacting an attorney with your questions. Most good personal injury attorneys will not charge you a fee for a case evaluation or to answer your initial questions.
It’s best to consult with an attorney who is familiar with auto accident settlements and verdicts involving back injuries, and who is experienced in handling Michigan back injury cases. Read here for the Michigan Auto Law Guarantee.
Back injuries from car accidents can be life altering and require large treatment costs.
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If you have concerns about your back injury and your auto accident, call us at (800) 777-0028. Our back injury lawyers can answer all of your questions. You can also fill out our consultation form.
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