Sacramento Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most complicated cases Sacramento Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys handle. Far too often our spinal cord injury lawyers see parties to car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accident pressured into settling their cases without getting an attorney, settling the cases too early, or settling their cases before their injuries have properly healed. A brain injury or injury to a spinal cord can sometime show few symptoms for long-periods of time, and then flares up causing extreme pain lasting a lifetime.
The spinal cord and the brain collectively make up the central nervous system which is responsible for assembling information from all parts of the body, and then coordinating the actions of the body. When the central nervous system is impacted, the body suffers tremendously.
The spinal cord itself is a long tubular collection of nerve tissues and cells extending from the occipital bone in the brain to the space between the first and second lumbar vertebrae located between the ribcage and the pelvis. The cord itself is very tubular in shape and runs through the cervical and thoracic areas.
Most of the neck and back pain (cervical injuries, thoracic injuries, lumbar injuries, and sacral injuries) seen by our spinal cord injury attorneys are cause by an abrupt trauma such as a car accident or fall. The spinal cord injury can be caused from an array of things such as simple twist, to the more often seen stretching, pressure, laceration, severing, or bruising of the spinal cord. Sometimes the injury may be something such as a disc protrusion, herniated disc, pinching, or misalignment. Other times, the injury may be more significant such as a spinal disk shattering (fracture).
Typical symptoms associated with a spinal cord injury may range from muscle weakness or localized pain, to full body paralysis. Typical signs of a significant spinal cord injury include shooting pains through an arm or leg, tingling in arms, legs, or fingers, as well as loss of feeling or use of body parts such as a hand or foot.
Spinal cord injury treatment continues to remain a very difficult area for medical professionals to effectively treat. However, as spinal cord injury attorneys we have seen some significant developments, and some of the most common treatments for spinal cord injuries are:
Spinal surgery: Through surgery, doctors have had success in removing fluid, tissue, bone fragments, or foreign objects that exert pressure on the spinal cord. Surgery has also been successful in fusing together broken spinal bones, or to put in place spinal braces.
Traction: Traction was one of the original ways to treat spinal cord injuries, and still remains successful. Through traction, the spine is stabilized and ideally brought into proper alignment.
Epidural Injections: This is a steroid treatment that is often performed within 8 hours of the injury to reduce damage to nerve cells, and to decrease inflammation.
Physical Therapy/Chiropractic: While these two disciplines may have different approaches, both have been proven as conservative alternatives to invasive surgery in some cases. Physical Therapy often focuses mainly on muscle strengthening and mobility, while chiropractic care primarily focuses on realignment and adjustments. Our spinal cord injury attorneys have been successful in getting treatment when necessary for our clients on a lien.
Spinal Cord Litigation
With the assistance of accident reconstructionists, biomechanical specialists, and other qualified experts, our spinal cord injury attorneys have successfully handled many spinal cord cases. In addition to proving that the car accident, truck accident or other trauma caused the injury, we work with physicians to classify the spinal cord injury, make sure our clients are obtaining proper treatment for that injury, and that the insurance company, judge, and when necessary the jury understand how the spinal cord injury impacts our clients’ lives now and in the future.
Just like in a construction accident, dog bite matter, medical malpractice or wrongful death action, before settling a case with a back or neck injury, we strongly encourage you contact one of our Sacramento spinal cord injury attorneys at Eason & Tambornini, A Law Corporation for a free consultation.