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Spinal cord injuries have the potential to change victims’ lives forever. Injured individuals need the best legal representation available. Call Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC today to discuss the details of your spinal cord injury. We can evaluate your case and help you obtain justice. We have worked with numerous clients who have sustained sever spinal injuries and have recovered significant compensation for them.
Some of the spinal surgeries we have seen our clients undergo following as accident include:
There are some symptoms that typically onset after a spinal cord injury. However, these are not the only symptoms, and some injured individuals may not show any symptoms for days, weeks or even months after an accident.
Here are some of the most frequently observed symptoms after a spinal cord injury:
Unfortunately, many people suffer spinal cord injuries due to the negligence of others every year. It’s one thing to experience a serious or catastrophic injury, but it’s another experience entirely when you must endure such pain because someone else acted negligently. Negligent individuals have the potential to cause immense personal, monetary, and physical damage.
Within the spinal column lies the spinal cord, a vital aspect of the central nervous system (CNS). The three primary roles of the spinal cord are to send motor commands from the brain to the body, send sensory information from the body to the brain, and coordinate reflexes.
Some symptoms of spinal injuries may not immediately indicate that you have suffered a spinal cord injury. Such symptoms may also be associated with other common injuries (like traumatic brain injury).
For these reasons, doctors usually look for specific symptoms if they suspect someone may have suffered a spinal cord injury.
The signs of spinal cord injury that a physician will look for include:
Spinal cord injuries are commonly categorized by levels, which vary based on which vertebrae are injured.
The injury level (C1, for example) indicates which portion of the spinal cord and which exact vertebrae have been damaged. The C level is the neck or cervical region. The L level is the lower back or lumbar region.
If you were in an accident that caused a spinal cord injury, you don’t need to face the consequences alone. A qualified spinal cord injury attorney can help you determine your eligibility to pursue and recover damages. These damages account for the losses you have experienced and will experience due to your injuries.
Some of the most frequently recovered damages after spinal cord injuries include:
Your treatment following a spinal cord injury depends heavily on the unique aspects of the injury itself. Most of the time, treatment will begin conservatively such as with physical therapy. If that does not produce the desired result, then a pain management doctor may recommend injections with cortisone or lidocaine. Finally, if these therapies and procedures don’t work then surgery may be recommended, such as a fusion surgery.
Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to correct problems with the small bones in the spine (vertebrae). It is essentially a welding process. The basic idea is to fuse together two or more vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone. This is done to eliminate painful motion or to restore stability to the spine.
Spine surgery is usually recommended only when your doctor can find the source of your pain. To do this, your doctor may use imaging tests, such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Brooklyn Spinal Cord Injury Accident Lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC and get the wheels of justice spinning for you. Call 212-240-9465 now!