NEW YORK BACK INJURY ATTORNEYS
Back pain is the most common complaint after many types of accidents. Sometimes a person’s back is stiff for a couple of weeks, and there is a complete recovery. Other times the injury is much more serious, requiring months of therapy or even surgery. It is not always possible to determine at first how serious the injury is. That’s why it’s always a good idea to consult with New York back injury attorneys if you have suffered from a back injury due to negligence.
The spinal cord has a complicated structure, involving bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and joints. Sometimes pain in other parts of the body has its root in a back injury with pain radiating to other areas. Back injuries can cause numbness in extremities, even if the toes. The older a person is, the more difficult it is to recover from a back injury as degeneration can complicate treatment. If you’ve hurt your back, and its not your fault, you need experienced New York Back Injury Attorneys to help you collect compensation.
Some of the causes of back injuries are:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Accidents in nursing homes
- Workplace accidents
EXAMPLES OF BACK INJURIES CAUSED BY ACCIDENTS
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Damage to the spinal cord
Other than fractures, back injuries do not usually show on up X-rays, so follow-up with diagnostic testing, especially MRI’s is extremely important to get a proper diagnosis. These tests are expensive, so the help of New York Back Injury Attorneys to get medical bills paid is an important part of recovery.
SPINAL CORD INJURY LONG TERM IMPACTS
- Numbness and loss of sensation
- Partial or complete paralysis
- Loss of bladder control
- Reduced sexual functioning
- Muscle Spasms
- Breathing Problems
HERNIATED DISCS CAN BE DEBILITATING
The cushion that separates the spinal vertebrae is called a “disc.” The disc absorbs shock and makes your spine flexible. When a disc is “herniated,” the exterior is cracked and the gel leaks out, causing limited range of motion and pressure on nerves. Some symptoms are pain that radiates into legs and arms, numbness and tingling, weakness in the muscles adjacent to the spine.
If you are experiencing severe pain in the lower or mid back, severe pain with movement, especially with sudden onset, you should go immediately to an emergency room because you may have sustained a spinal fracture. Immediate surgery may be necessary to avoid paralysis.
At New York Spinal Injury Attorneys Wittenstein & Wittenstein, we’ve been handling back injury cases for generations. We know exactly what to do to get you the compensation you deserve.