The spine is the most commonly injured part of the body in Pennsylvania car accidents. The spine is made up of numerous bones, spinal discs, the spinal cords, nerve endings, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The spine protects the spinal cord and allows the upper part of the body to move and flex. The spine is commonly injured because there are many parts or pieces of the spine. Personal injuries can occur to any part of the spine causing pain, suffering, restriction of motion, swelling, or paraplegia.
The spine is designed to move and flex as our bodies move. If we did not have a spine, our upper bodies would be rigid and stiff. The discs located between the bones of the spine (vertebrae) are thin shock absorbers known as spinal discs. Spinal discs are commonly injured in car accidents, truck accidents, andmotorcycle accidents in Bucks County, Mercer County, and Philadelphia. Traumatic injuries to the spinal discs include bulging discs, disc herniations, and annular tears of the disc.
Spinal injuries are complicated. Team up with an experienced doctor and personal injury lawyer to maximize your chance at recovering physically and financially.
After an auto accident, an injured victim may suffer from muscle spasm which is an involuntary tightening of the spinal muscles. Muscle spasm is extremely painful. Physical therapy or chiropractic care can reduce the painful symptoms of muscle spasm.
If you are crushed or are tossed around in a motorcycle accident, you can fracture or break your spine bones or vertebra. If you fracture your vertebra, you may be put into a body cast for some period of time. You may also need spinal surgery to fuse the broken bones of the spine together.
Spinal injuries are often serious and permanent in nature. It is important to be seen by an orthopedic doctor who treats spinal accident victims. If you are suffering from a spine injury, you will most likely be referred to a neurologist who will diagnose and treat your related nerve damage or damage to the spinal cord. Learn more about your spinal injury in a free consultation with Bucks County, Mercer County and Philadelphia spine injury lawyer, Michael L. Saile, Jr. Proper medical treatment of a spine injury is critical to your recovery.