Pascoe Law FirmNeck Back Injuries
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Neck Pain and Back Injury Lawyer
Importance of Medical Treatment for Neck Pain and Back Pain
Neck Pain After An Auto Accident
At the Pascoe Law Firm, our Neck pain and back injury lawyer represents individuals who have been hurt in an auto accident. We know that some neck and back pain might not be immediately apparent following an accident. Many quickly find that their life is severely impacted by the pain they feel from the:
Injury Victims often describe the injury as shooting pain, stiffness, and having a limited range of motion. When back and neck injuries are left untreated the pain can worsen and impact your everyday life. Neck and Back issues can often cause hip and knee troubles in the future if left unresolved.
Common Causes for Neck Pain or Back Pain
Back and Neck injuries should be treated promptly. Many of the injuries if not treated in a timely fashion can progress into more severe injuries such as herniated discs, bulging discs, and degenerative discs. After a slip & fall injury, car accident, or workplace accident you should speak with a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options available. Following an auto accident many chiropractors tell their patients that their neck and back soreness is from:
- Slipped Discs– along the spine are little discs that absorb your everyday movements of walking, running, jumping, and falling. Having a slipped disc can be extremely painful as you will feel that something is out of place on your back.
- Sciatica– Sciatica is pressure on the sciatic nerve which causes pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the leg. The sciatic nerve is in the lower spine and travels down the back of the legs. It provides sensation to the legs and controls the back of the knee and lower leg. Sciatica is commonly caused by a slipped disc, pelvic injury or fracture. It is symptom of a medical problem and not independent medical condition typically.
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- Impacted Range of Motion in the Neck– Whiplash is commonly associated with vehicle accidents. Whiplash occurs when a person’s neck is jerked backwards and then pulled suddenly forward. Neck injuries like whiplash can cause damage to both soft tissues and bone in the neck region. Depending on the severity, whiplash injuries can range from mild discomfort to a serious impacted range of motion.
- Back Pain– Acute back pain lasts a short time, between a few days to a few weeks. It is usually caused by an injury to the muscles or ligaments in the back. Chronic back pain is caused by repetitive motion, poor posture, arthritis, herniated disc, or conditions affecting the spine.
If you suffered a back injury or have neck pain because of a car accident you may have legal options available to you. As the plaintiff, it is your burden of proof to establish liability of the other party, that an injury occurred, and that you have suffered damages as the result of the accident. Back and neck injuries can be very serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment depending on the type of injury.
Lumbar and Cervical Spine Injuries
Medical Treatment for Herniated Discs
The treatments for for herniated disc injuries are costly and often have a strenuous recovery time, and a spinal stenosis settlement should reflect that. If chiropractic care not help resolve some of your issues with neck and back pain, your chiropractor might refer you to a pain management doctor or an orthopedic surgeon. Herniated or damaged discs may require the following types of medical treatments or surgery to improve functioning and reduce pain:
- Spine Fusion: This surgery is usually performed to stabilize discs that are the source of a patient’s pain. The fusion may be done to treat a problem such as pain or to provide stability for the back to prevent future injury. A fusion may be performed at any level in the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine. Generally, the recovery from a fusion is extensive and may require months of physical therapy.
- Discectomy: This is a procedure to remove a portion of the disc that rests between each vertebra. In this type of spine surgery, the herniated disc is removed to relieve the pressure on the nerves.
- Foramenotomy: A surgical procedure is used to relieve pressure on a nerve, which may be due to a herniated disc or other disc injury. Surgeons performing a foramenotomy remove a portion of bone and other tissue that may be compressing the nerve as it exits the spinal column.
- Disc Replacement: Still relatively uncommon, in spine disc replacement, a surgeon may use bone from a cadaver or harvested bone from the patient to treat specific types of back pain.
- Laminectomy: A procedure performed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord itself, a laminectomy is most commonly used to treat conditions such as spinal stenosis and other types of primarily degenerative back conditions, though a laminectomy may sometimes be used in trauma patients. Sometimes, laminectomies are performed in conjunction with a spine fusion to help stabilize the back when large amounts of bone are removed.