Pursuing Compensation For Spinal Injuries
Trauma from an accident can result in damage to a person’s spine. Spinal cord injuries involve damage to the vertebrae, bony discs that run from the neck (cervical) through the midback (thoracic) and to the low back (lumbosacral) of the body. The impact from an accident can fracture or dislocate your vertebrae, with the resulting damage to the nerve roots resulting in partial or total paralysis (loss of movement) below the location of the injured spinal cord.
An accident can also cause one or more of the discs of the spinal cord to become displaced, often referred to as a herniated, bulging or protruding disc. A person with a herniated, bulging or protruding disc may suffer from severe pain. If a disc is making contact with the nerve that runs through the spinal column, the injured individual may have radiating symptoms such as pain, tingling and numbness running down one or more legs or arms.
Determining Whether A Spinal Injury Exists
Diagnostic tests can assist in determining whether or not a person’s spine has been injured, and to what extent, due to an accident. These tests include x-ray, CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and myelogram. Depending on the severity and location of the injury, treatment of spinal cord injuries may include physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, injections and surgery.
Spinal cord injuries can result from the following types of accidents:
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Pedestrian injuries
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Motorcycle rider injuries
Attorney Ira Yellin at the Law Offices of Ira C. Yellin, LLC, has a long history of assisting Massachusetts individuals with all types of spinal injuries, ranging from bulging discs to quadriplegia (loss of use of trunk, arms and legs). We have experience with representing clients with spinal injuries from all types of accidents, including workers’ compensation claims for injuries that occurred on the job.
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