Back & Neck Injuries
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Back and Neck Injury
Car accidents and slip and falls are among the most common causes of back and neck injuries. Often the victim has to deal with chronic pain, limited mobility, and costly medical bills.
If someone else caused you pain, then you have the right to file a claim for compensation. A back injury lawyer or neck injury lawyer from Moore Law Firm can take your case and make sure you receive a fair settlement.
Contact the Moore Law Firm and get in touch with a back injury lawyer or neck injury lawyer to start building a case against the persons or institutions who are liable for your injuries.
Back and Neck Injuries: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Neck and back injuries can range from mild strains in the neck or back area to severe, life-threatening injuries that can cause paralysis and even death.
A lot of injuries to the back and neck occur during car accidents. Sudden forces, like the ones in a car accident, cause your head to be thrown with force or make you hit the objects in the car. Back and neck injuries are also common in workers who operate heavy machinery or do intense physical labor. They can also be the result of poor posture for people who work office jobs. Possible causes for neck injuries include: falling and landing on hard surfaces, having heavy objects land on you, repetitive movement that strains the neck or back muscles.
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), the main causes of spinal cord injuries observed in the US population that participated in their studies include:
A lot of back or neck injuries have symptoms that aren’t limited to the affected area but can also manifest in your general well-being or other functions of your body. Here is a list of the most common signs of neck or back injury:
- Localized pain in the neck or back;
- Numbness and tingling in your fingers or toes;
- Trouble walking or making normal moves that involve your back or neck;
- Loss of bladder or bowel control;
- Generalized weakness;
- Changes in the curvature of your spine;
- Lightheadedness, dizziness, trouble breathing.
Often, symptoms are observed a while after the accident has happened, as many car accidents or work accident victims are under a rush of adrenaline at the time of the incident. That can mask pain and make them believe they are unharmed. If left untreated, injuries to the neck and back will get worse in time. That is why it’s imperative to see a doctor after an accident.
The first step in identifying neck and back injuries is to see your general practitioner. Explain how the accident happened and describe any signs that you have noticed. Your doctor can recommend certain treatments referrals to other medical specialists. These include:
- X-Ray of the affected area
- CT scans
- MRI scans
- Visits to a neurologist, orthopedist, etc.
Depending on the severity of the injuries, some victims require surgery to recover while others are given pain medication, chiropractic, physical therapy, injections, home exercises, or other forms of treatment.
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Getting Compensation for Your Neck or Back Injury
If you are struggling with the symptoms and treatment after suffering a neck or back injury, you know how it can affect your life. Medical bills can pile up to astronomical amounts, your capacity to work is partially or completely limited, and you need help when doing your daily activities. Not to mention the emotional distress such an injury can cause.
We here at Moore Law Firm can handle back and neck injury cases. We are well aware of how such an injury impacts our clients and know what evidence to bring to support a claim and how to negotiate with insurance companies or the other parties involved.
If you are in the recovery process from a neck or back injury, it’s important to focus on your health and follow your doctor’s and lawyer’s instructions closely, as they can greatly influence your case.