Neck & Back Injuries
One can sustain injuries to the neck and back as a result of trauma from moving vehicle accidents, falls, gunshot wounds, recreational accidents or the many other ways that people can be hurt.
These injuries can be to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, vertebrae or disks of the back. The injuries can result in strains, sprains, herniated disks, spinal fractures, spinal cord injuries or paralysis. The nature of the symptoms and examination findings will enable your doctor to diagnose the condition and establish a course of treatment. Treatments can be conservative, using over-the-counter medications, physical therapy and exercises. However, some injuries to the neck or back might require injections or surgery.
A disk is a cushion or shock absorber for the spine. There is an outside of the disk called the annulus fibrosis and on the inside is a jelly-like material called the nucleus pulposus. In a trauma, the outer material can rip and cause the jelly-like, cushion-type material, to leak out. This can cause pain, tingling in the arms or legs. A trauma also can start degeneration or accelerating degeneration in the spine. There can be tiny rips and tears in the muscles and ligaments that cause scar tissue and ongoing pain.
Contact the personal injury attorneys at Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd.. They are experienced in handling cases with neck injuries. They can help you get the specialized treatment you need so that your neck injury is treated appropriately, and you have the best chances for a future with as few problems as possible. It’s important to call immediately so that the attorneys at Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd., can begin protecting your rights and fighting for you as soon as possible.