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Some of the spinal surgeries we have seen our clients undergo following as accident include:
- Removal of anterior cervical hardware, C5-C6 anterior cervical discectomy, Mobi-C disc arthroplasty C6-C7, and use of intraoperative CT scan with neuro navigation
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) Operation required due to prior C6-7 Mobi-C disc hardware failure
- Necessity of surgical intervention consisting of (1) C5/6 anterior cervical microdiscectomy fusion plating allograft, (2) anterior interbody fusion, (3) decompression of the neural element and (4) fusion using allograft mixed with autograft bone dowel and bone marrow. Anterior plate extends from C5 to C6 with screws entering anteriorly at these two levels and with intervening interbody disc spacer.
- L4-5 Transforaminal laminectomy with interbody fusion with pedicile screw fixation L4-5 with posterolateral fusion L2-5 and interspinopous fixation L3-4 and L2-3.
- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion w/percutaneous screws at Levels L5/S1
- Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion with Corpectomy at C3-C6; Application of Gardner Wells Cranial Traction; Anterior Diskectomy C3-C6; Partial Corpectomy C3, C4, C5, C6; Arthrodesis C3-C4, C4-C5, C5-C6; Anterior Cervical Instrumentation C3-C6; Application Intervertebral Biomechanical Device C3-C4, C4-C5, C5-C6; Aspiration of Iliac Crest Bone Marrow Bilateral w/Stem Cell Concentration & Reimplantation
- Lumbar discectomy with mechanical decompression, levels L4-5; Annuloplasty L4-5; contrast injection and evaluation of nucleograms
Spinal cord injuries are often severe; depending on the degree of injury, they can potentially cause temporary or permanent paralysis and also negatively affect a victim's physical and emotion state. Unable to return to work, unexpected bills can quickly pile-up leading to financial stress as well. You need the help of an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer on your side-you need Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. to fight for you! Call now for a free, no obligation consultation in our lower-Manhattan office located at 32 Broadway, Suite 412, NY NY 10004.
What is a spinal cord injury?
Spinal injuries usually refer to damage that occurs to a person's spinal nerves, which make up the body's central and most crucial nerve bundle. Typically, these injuries occur as a result of an acute trauma suffered. The spinal cord injury happens when this trauma squeezes and breaks the bones of the back, called vertebrae, which then in turn damages the long nerve cell “wires,” called axons, which pass through the vertebrae carrying signals between a person's brain and the rest of their body.
Common causes of spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord injuries can be caused by nontraumatic events such as an internal force like an infection or disease, or by an acute traumatic event, such as a violent blow to the spine due to an accident such as a fall or an auto accident. Common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Car crashes
- Truck accidents
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- E-bike accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
Regardless of how your spinal cord injury happened, retaining an experienced personal injury attorney to handle your case is going to be essential when pursuing compensation after an accident. At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC we have helped hundreds of accident victims recover meaningful compensation following their accident and we can help you too.
Symptoms of a spinal cord injury
If you have been involved in an accident, it is crucial that you recognize any potential spinal cord injury symptoms, such as:
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty breathing
- Paralysis or weakness in any part of your body
- Tingling or numbness in your hands, fingers, feet, or toes
- A twisted back or neck
- Extreme back pain or pressure in your back, head, or neck
Potential degrees of spinal cord injuries
Because a person's spinal cord is one of the most complex body parts, it can suffer a wide variety of injuries. The spinal cord houses thousands of nerve fibers which transmit signals between the person's brain to their muscles, so a spinal cord injury can seriously impair or cripple someone depending on the degree of the spinal cord injury. Generally, the higher up on the spinal cord where the injury occurs, the more severe the injury to the victim will be, with types of spinal cord injury including:
Sacral Spinal Cord Injury
The lowest part of the spine is called sacral spine, representing vertebrae S1 to S5. Injuries along the sacral spine can potentially cause some partial loss of function in the victim's lower body, as well as potentially impact bladder or bowel control. However, the victim will generally still be able to walk, with sacral spine injuries potentially not causing any permanent paralysis at all.
Lumbar Spinal Cord Injury
Lumbar spinal cord injuries occur when there is damage to the vertebrae L1 to L5. If the nerves in the lumbar spine are damaged, paraplegia can occur in addition to the victim losing almost all or all control over his or her bowels and bladder. Meanwhile, the degree of the victim's paralysis will still depend on the specific nature of the injury to the lumbar spine.
Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury
The thoracic spine is made up of the twelve vertebrae from T1 to T12, located in the middle of the back. Depending on the nature of the injury, an injury to the thoracic spine may result in:
- Paraplegia, which is paralysis in the lower half of the body
- Hemiplegia, which is paralysis in one arm and one leg
- Triplegia, which is paralysis in both legs and one arm
Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
The vertebrae from C1 to C8 at the very top of the spinal cord make up the cervical spine; any injury to this part of the spine can potentially be very severe and possibly cause permanent paralysis and disability for the victim. Cervical spinal cord injuries can be fatal or could cause severe and permanent paralysis from the neck down, known as quadriplegia. Indeed, depending on the severity of the cervical spine injury, a victim may not even be able to breathe on his or her own.
Tribeca Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else's negligence, contact the Tribeca 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!