Mary Jeffers of Jeffers Denver Law consistently works with clients who have suffered back and/or neck injuries. Whether caused by a car or truck accident, slip and fall, workplace injury or any other form of negligence on someone else’s behalf, a back or neck injury can seriously disrupt a person’s everyday life.
If your Back pain does not resolve, you could have a disc herniation at L-5-S1. The most common lower back injuries resulting from accidents involve the facets of L4-5 and L5-S1. This injury may result in a lumbar disc herniation which could require a surgical discectomy and decompression. Lower back problems can also cause symptoms around the buttocks and hip.
The causes of back pain can be very complex and it is often more difficult to get an accurate diagnosis for Back pain or Neck pain than for other medical conditions. Typical tests a car accident victim or an injured worker may undergo include lumbar spine x-rays (films), CT scans (computed axial tomography scans), MRI scans (magnetic resonance imaging), myelograms, post myelographic CT scans, EMG/NCV (electromyogram/nerve conduction velocity) studies, discograms, and bone density tests. If your Neck pain does not resolve, you may have a disc herniation at C6-7. Such an injury may also require a discectomy.
Types of injuries to the neck are as follows:
crick in neck, muscle strain, neck sprain, whiplash, herniated disc, stinger and burners, neck fractures, cervical dislocations, and spinal cord injuries. The neck injuries that are most commonly associated with car accidents, slip and falls, and workplace injuries are neck muscle sprains or an injury to the muscles that move the spine, neck sprains or injuries to the ligaments in the neck, whiplash which is a set of neck symptoms following an injury in which the head is thrown first into hyperextension and then quickly forward, herniated disc which occurs when the soft substance on the inside of a neck disc (nucleus pulposis) is pushed out, neck fracture which is a break in a cervical bone, cervical dislocation which occurs when a neck bone moves out of its normal position creating spinal instability, and a spinal cord injury that occurs when a fracture, dislocation or other neck injury damages the spinal cord.
Radiculopathy as well as sciatica is the radiation of pain to the lower extremity such as leg pain. It is the result of pressure on a nerve root, usually by a herniated lumbar disc. Besides a disc, other sources of compression may be arthritic spurs, spinal stenosis and foraminal stenosis.
We have seen the life changes that a serious head or back injury can have. We recognize that a vehicle accident or other accident resulting in a personal injury will have a lasting impact not only on you, but also on your family. Jeffers Denver Law will assist you with claims involving:
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Other serious injuries: organ damage, amputations, torn ligaments, torn rotator cuffs, or other severe injuries requiring operative care, physical therapy, or other medical care
After an accident, back and neck pain can be sudden and severe, but some people do not feel pain until several hours after trauma. Most back and neck injuries are ligament or muscle injuries such as sprains or strains. This type of injury hopefully will resolve within a couple months with proper medical care.
If you or someone you know has been injured and is experiencing neck or back pain, contact an attorney at Jeffers Denver Law today.
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