As a Florida injury attorney, I can tell you first-hand that degeneration of the spine does not rule out whether the car wreck or motorcycle accident played a role in a client’s injuries.
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There are limitations to the conditions a chiropractor can treat and situations may arise in which regular chiropractic patients should visit an emergency department of a hospital or a medical specialist.
Physical examination findings can greatly impact cases as objective evidence typically has more probative value than subjective complaints alone.
But it’s definitely a legitimate injury. So even though some people have a negative perception of whiplash injuries, don’t let that make you feel ashamed or guilty if you’ve truly experienced whiplash from a car accident.
Insurance companies almost always try to suggest a herniated disc was caused by something other than the car accident. If the MRI results show the presence of degenerative disc disease they will try to argue the injury was pre-existing.
Car accidents, and the force that goes along with them, can be seriously damaging to the neck and back. These areas of the body are both crucial to bodily function, yet sensitive to sudden movement and force.
Our client was already on disability for low back injuries that required her to undergo lumbar spine surgery. The wreck at issue aggravated her low back condition and injured her neck. In fact, she first complained of neck pain at the emergency room.
Quite simply, the spine was not designed to handle the forces that modern machines are capable of exerting on these sensitive structures.
According to the Mayo Clinic, car accidents are the number one cause of spinal cord injuries2 and account for 35 percent of spinal cord injuries on an annual basis. Car accidents victims are prone to spinal cord injuries because collisions can often cause severe trauma to the body and damage the spinal cord.
Car accidents, slip-and-falls, or work hazards create the perfect conditions for these injuries to occur; and we are all susceptible. When these injuries occur, the result can be severe pain, financial hardship, and mounting medical bills.
Unfortunately, these injury types are some of the most common types of harm resulting from preventable accidents. Consider the most common causes of neck and back injuries listed below, and what to do if you suffer this injury type.
Drivers owe a duty to other drivers to act reasonably and prudently while operating their motor vehicles on the roadway. When a driver breaches that duty of reasonable care and proximately causes a motor vehicle accident, resulting in back injuries and other damages, the injured plaintiff may be entitled to recover monetary compensation.
Yoga is a great way to help alleviate discomfort and heal back pain. Those who have been injuredin an accident know just how debilitating living with back pain can be. If yoga can help alleviate some of this burden, it’s worth trying.
Several treatment options are available to allow a patient to regain his or her quality of life. Most annular tears eventually heal on their own, but your physician could suggest conservative treatments to assist in the healing process or help to manage your symptoms.
A spinal cord injury occurs when communication between the brain and body is blocked because of damage to the spinal cord. A victim’s nervous system may be impaired as a result of the injury. Impairments to sensory capabilities, motor skills, and one’s reflexes are common.
After a crash, it's up to the person responsible to cover the cost of your injuries and lost wages. You can file a claim to make sure you get what you're owed.
The violence of any motor vehicle collision can often cause serious neck and back injuries such as protrusions or herniations. When this occurs, injured parties will often visit an orthopedist or pain management doctor who will recommend a series of ESI’s which will provide pain relief and reduce swelling in and around the damaged discs and corresponding nerve roots.
In our second part of the informative series “My Neck, My Back”, we explore the condition of Radiculopathy, a common condition caused by traumatic neck and back injuries during motor vehicle collisions.
This is the first part of a 3 part series called “My Neck, My Back” on neck and back injuries, common injuries that are often sustained as a result of a motor vehicle collision. The first part of this series will explain the difference between a disc bulge and a disc protrusion or herniation.
The harm can be temporary or long lasting. Dollars start to add up no matter how serious the initial injury. Getting around and getting medical care is only part of the expenses for which you’ll need to be reimbursed. Learn more here about back injury claims in California.
These are generally people who believe that they will get a fair deal from the insurance company for the costs they have endured because of the harm. Then there are other people who believe the symptoms they experience from the injury will be short in duration and they will go back to their normal activities.
In both of these instances it usually does not work out the way these individuals believe that it will. Learn more here about herniated discs after a California car accident, and what you need to consider moving forward.
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