What treatment will I need for a spinal injury in Alpharetta?
As reported by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), spinal injuries affect an estimated 12,000 patients in the United States on an annual basis. A patient is considered to have a spinal cord injury when they suffer any type of damage to the cord itself, the vertebrae, the nerves lining the spinal canal, or another part of the spinal column. Such injuries may have a significant effect on a patient’s movement, strength, sensation, or other abilities especially in the limbs or extremities. Some spinal injury victims may be able to recover their original abilities and return to regular life, however others may be left with permanent disabilities and the need for life-long care. If you have suffered a spinal injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to significant compensation and you should contact an Alpharetta back injury attorney for help today.
Treatment for spinal injuries
If you even remotely suspect that you may have a spinal injury, you should seek emergency medical treatment immediately. Such treatment is imperative so doctors may do the following:
- Immobilize your spine
- Work to prevent shock
- Monitor your cardiovascular and respiratory systems and keep them working
- Sedate you to prevent movement and additional injury
- Test your neurological activity to assess damage
- Perform surgery if necessary
Extended hospital stays are very common for spinal injury victims, for monitoring, stabilization, and corrective treatments. Additionally, spinal cord injury victims usually require extensive periods of rest to avoid additional injuries. This means victims may often not be able to work, go to school, or participate in other activities like driving, sports, or simply caring for themselves for a long period of time.
Contact an Alpharetta personal injury lawyer for a free consultation
If another person’s negligence caused your spinal injury, you deserve to be fully and fairly compensated for all of your losses. Such losses may include medical expenses for treatment, rehabilitation, and long-term care, estimated expenses for future medical treatments, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced neck and back injury attorney at the offices of Boling Rice LLC can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, so do not hesitate to call us today at (770) 355-0780 for help.