Neck injury treatment after an auto accident in Michigan
A Michigan injury lawyer lists the types of treatment for neck injuries and the different junctures for determination of the right treatment
A car accident victim’s recovery from a neck injury can depend on whether the right treatment is received.
But determining the right treatment is not always a “one-size-fits-all” proposition. The right treatment for a car accident victim depends on the circumstances of the accident that caused that neck injuries, and the particular details of the neck injuries.
For help from an injury lawyer, call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028. There is absolutely no cost or obligation. Below are several junctures at which proper neck injury treatment must be considered:
- Time of the neck injury
- Neck injury diagnosis
- Post-diagnosis of neck injury
- Surgical options for neck injury
It is important to NEVER move an auto accident victim who may have suffered a neck injury. Doing so could cause the victim to suffer even more extensive damage. The best thing that witnesses can do is call 911 immediately and allow rescue workers the room to evaluate, treat and transport the car accident victim to the hospital.
Using standard neck injury diagnostic imaging tests – as well as a thorough physical examination – emergency room personnel and treating physicians will identify and diagnose the neck injuries.
Once a car accident victim’s neck injury has been properly identified and diagnosed, there are a variety of treatment options that the victim’s physician may recommend:
- Physical therapy,
- Pain medication,
- Rehabilitation therapy,
- Short-term bracing for the neck,
- Steroid injections to relieve pain,
Surgery is the most drastic and invasive treatment option for an accident victim’s neck injury. However, if a victim’s treating physician concludes that surgery is necessary for the victim’s recovery, then the victim’s surgery options may include:
- Fusion (Fusing or joining two vertebrae to stop painful movement),
- Diskectomy (Removing herniated or damaged portion of a disc),
- Laminectomy/Decompression (Removing bone overlying spinal canal to relieve nerve pressure),
- Vertebroplasty (Injecting bone cement into compressed or fractured vertebrae),
- Implant artificial discs between injured discs (Provides stability and eliminates pain).
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