Often times car accidents result in serious back injuries, specifically in rear end collisions. In high-speed rear-end collisions, upon collision, the force of the vehicle moves through your body resulting in back injuries, lumbar spine injuries, and thoracic spine injuries. These types of impacts can damage structural bones, shift discs in the spine and cause serious tissue damage.
If discs in your back are shifted in an accident, it could potentially put pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves. The spine is very strong, however, a severe accident that involves speeds of 50 to 60 mph may result in disc protrusions and ruptures in the thoracic and lumbar spine. These types of injuries are serious instances that could attribute to a life of pain. With injuries in association to your back of spinal cord, you’ll often need treatment from an orthopedic and neurosurgeon depending on the severity of the matter. The doctor will assess your injuries and might suggest a laminectomy, discectomy, foraminotomy or a complete fusion with spinal bone grafts.
It’s imperative to consult a personal injury, especially in cases involving back injuries. Often times those involved in a serious car accident are simply seen by a generic doctor or chiropractor and don’t receive the necessary diagnostic testing. Diagnostic testing is essential in these types of cases as you want to determine whether or not it’s a simple strain or something much more extensive. Be sure to rule out all other injuries with adequate diagnostic testing such as CT scans, MRIs, discograms, and nerve conduction studies.
Cars that are traveling at significant speeds, ranging from 50 to 75 mph, very seldomly have the time to slow down to avoid accidents. Which in turn, is why most of these accidents occur in highway settings. Nowadays distractions such as texting or emailing are attributing more and more to these types of severe accidents.
Accidents involving such extensive injuries as these are subject to problems from insurance companies, including refusals to provide appropriate approvals for surgery. It’s often times a long and unfair process working with the legal and medical systems in relation to motor vehicle accidents. Don’t subject yourself to these issues and stress, consult a personal injury lawyer. Contact Brad Pistotnik for more information! Visit BradPistotnikLaw.com or call 1-800-241-BRAD, he’s here to help you!