Pasadena Back Injury Attorneys
Did You Sustain Back Injuries in an Accident?
An injury to the back can be incapacitating and painful to the point where it is difficult to work, perform customary daily activities, spend time with your family, or sleep. The back area encompasses the spinal region and all of the bones and nerves that are necessary for movement, mobility, and sensation. When you sustain an injury to the back, you could be facing a long and painful road to recovery.
Injuries to the spine can include damage such as:
- Spinal cord injury
- Slipped discs
- Vertebral fractures
- Sprains and spasms
- Nerve damage
- Bulging, herniated, and ruptured vertebral discs
Treatment for back injuries can include physical therapy, chiropractic care, surgeries, and other pain management treatments. The necessary medical treatment can be expensive and prevent the victim from working for an extended time, resulting in lost wages and income.
Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis
Spinal cord injuries are usually the result of a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine. When vertebrae are fractured or dislocated, the displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments can bruise or tear tissue in the spinal cord.
As a result, your axons, which carry signals from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body, may be crushed or destroyed. While some individuals recover from spinal cord injuries, others will be left with permanent paralysis.
An incomplete spinal cord injury will allow you to convey some signals from your brain to your body. You may even retain some motor or sensory function below the injury site. On the other hand, a complete injury is characterized by a total lack of sensory and motor function below the level of injury. For example, an incomplete spinal cord injury that occurs at the waist might result in flaccidity or spasticity within your leg muscles, but a complete spinal cord injury could result in paraplegia, or paralysis from the waist down.
Fortunately, emergency treatment for people with spinal cord injuries has improved. The right care can help minimize damage to your nervous system and avoid complications in some injuries. Similarly, rehabilitative care can help some patients restore limited abilities.
While there is no cure for spinal cord injuries or paralysis, having access to the correct resources can make all the difference.
Symptoms of a Back Injury
Back injuries can be difficult to diagnose and treat. If you have been in an accident, see a doctor immediately so that he or she can monitor your symptoms to determine the extent and severity of your injuries.
Some symptoms that can indicate a back injury:
- Difficulty with sensation
- Pain and pressure in the back
- Tightness in the muscles
- Pain that is extending into the legs
How can a Pasadena Injury Lawyer help me?
At KP Law, we will work with top experts including doctors, vocational rehabilitation specialists, and life care planners to help our clients obtain full compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. If you or someone you know has suffered a back injury as a result of the negligent, careless, wrongful, or intentional act of another, do not delay in retaining legal representation. The sooner you hire a Pasadena personal injury lawyer, the more effective your case can be. With over three decades of collective experience, we are ready to fight for you!
Our Pasadena personal injury firm offers free consultations. Call (888) 493-3862 24/7 to schedule yours.