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Neck, Back & Spinal Injury

These sections of the body possess a minimal number of things that can be hurt (in comparison to many other parts of Neck, Back & Spinal Injuriesthe body), but any damage to these areas can have a critical effect on a person’s ability to function. Partial paralysis of the body is one of the most frequent results of a major injury to this area, though damage to the esophagus or trachea can respectively have a huge impact on the ability to eat or breathe. Injuries to this region may be permanent, and not all injuries can actually be treated, though devices such as wheelchairs may serve as an alternate way of accomplishing similar tasks.

TYPES OF NECK, BACK, AND SPINAL INJURIES

Most injuries to the neck fall into two categories: damage to the muscles and organs or damage/dislocation of the spine. Individuals may experience more than one of these types of injuries at the same time. For minor damage (including some types of whiplash, a frequent occurrence in vehicle collisions), it is common to wear a neck brace or similar item to keep the neck straight and allow it to heal naturally.

Back injuries are mostly focused on the spine, since there are very few other parts that are widely considered to be the human back. However, some of the rear ribs may be included at times, and injuries cover areas such as Spondylolisthesis, where the vertebrae are defective or fractured and tend to move around, and Cervical Radiculopathy, where damage to the nerves can cause pain and/or loss of feeling in extremities.

Spinal injuries are among the most troublesome injuries that a human may experience, since the spine is one of the most important parts of the human body. Many different actions can result in injuries to the spine, including simply moving around, but parts of the spine getting “out of joint” can often be treated by a visit (or series of visits) to a chiropractor. In more serious cases, damage to the bone or the interior areas of the spine can result in paralysis from that point down; if the damaged area is fairly high in the body, this can result in near-total paralysis for the rest of someone’s life.

CAUSES OF NECK, BACK, AND SPINAL INJURIES

-Acid Reflux

-Impacts or weight on the spine

-Poor posture

-Vehicle Collisions

NECK, BACK, AND SPINAL INJURY CLAIMS

The often-severe nature of injuries to this part of the body means that an individual may find it very difficult to pursue their own claims in court. Depending on the extent of the injuries, it may even be impossible (or at least very strongly against the recommendations of a doctor).

Most damage to these regions of the body can be demonstrated and diagnosed with very little difficulty, making diagnosis of the injuries by a medical professional a fairly straightforward event. Defendants are more likely to try and prove that the injuries were the fault of the victim, or that at the very least they had nothing to do with the injuries themselves.

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