Our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Get to Know You
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Deanna: Most often injuries resulting from a car accident are related to the neck and back. If left untreated, this can cause years of agonizing pain.
Annette Vincent: I can move it—it just hurts at certain points, you know? When I turn it like that, that’s when it really, really hurts.
Deanna: A drunk driver slammed into the driver side door of Annette Vincent’s car several months ago.
Annette Vincent: That night, I had to go to emergency room and couldn’t move my neck at all. I hope it quits hurting.
Deanna: She’s now out of work and trying to cope with continuous shoulder, neck, and back pain—which sometimes leads her hand numb. Many of you can probably relate to Annette—back and neck injuries can affect how you sit, sleep and even play with your children. Even the smallest of an injury can really change your life. More severe neck injuries, like a fracture or dislocation of your neck, may even damage the spinal cord and cause you to be paralyzed.
Tom Teodori: Vehicles are built to absorbed impact, but that gets transferred to the occupants of the vehicle—so you undergo an acceleration and deceleration injury to your neck and your back, which stretches and strains the ligaments and supporting structures, and potentially causes more serious injuries. The other areas that we frequently see injuries in are worker’s compensation claims, where somebody has some sort of lifting injury or suffer some sort of trauma where the forces that have been inflicted upon them injure their neck and or their back.
Doctor: Treating your pain means first diagnosing exactly where the pain is coming from. An orthopedist may want to do an MRI or CT scan. Most patients are then treated successfully with rest, medicine, and physical therapy. However, when neck and back pain persists or is chronic, the doctor may recommend surgery to reduce pressure on the spinal cord caused by a herniated disc. Plasma disk decompression (PPD) is a surgery that can help correct back and neck injuries. The procedure uses electrical energy combined with the conductive medium, such a saline solution, to form plasma that gently dissolves the soft tissue at relatively low temperatures and essentially decompress the herniated disk. A recent study by The European Neurosurgical Institute concluded in their review of more than 1000 patients treated with PDD, 79% reported excellent or good alleviation of pain and symptoms.
Deanna: Because back pain is sometimes difficult to treat, a better understanding of what causes it will certainly help speed up your recovery.
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