Back injuries change lives. Even with proper medical care and treatment, a serious back injury may lead to chronic pain and long-term deterioration and disability.
The Massachusetts back injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman work with some of the leading medical experts in New England and the nation. We understand the stakes. And we know how to fight for the proper treatment, rehabilitation resources and compensation necessary to deal with a serious back injury.
A herniated disc typically results from trauma and is caused when a tear in an intervertebral disc permits the inner portion to bulge out. The jelly-like inner substance can then move into the spinal canal and press against nerves, causing intense and disabling pain. The condition is also referred to as a slipped or ruptured disc. Other similar medical issues include disc protrusion, pinched nerves and disc degeneration.
- Cervical: Herniated discs in this area occur in the neck. Such injuries impact the back of the head, the neck and the shoulders, hands and arms.
- Thoracic: Herniation of a disc in the middle back is rare as this region is typically the most stable. Such injuries can mimic upper or lower back injuries.
- Lumbar: Lower back injuries typically affect the butt, thigh and genital region. May radiate through the legs to the feet or affect the femoral nerve.
Symptoms of a serious back injury may include severe radiating pain, numbness, weak muscles or paralysis. Typically, symptoms are experienced on one side of the body. If left untreated, certain cases can result in permanent nerve damage. There are many considerations when dealing with a back injury as part of a personal injury claim. There are a wide variety of medical treatments available for back injury, including:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Cortisone Injections
- Spinal manipulation
- IDET surgery
- Artificial disc replacement
Deciding upon the best course of medical treatment can have a lasting impact on your prospects for long-term recovery. Bad medical advice, or a poorly performed surgical procedure, can have a negative impact on the rest of your life. And access to the latest medical treatment and proper rehabilitation is critical. Too often insurance companies try to cut corners and may indicate certain treatments or rehabilitative care may not be covered.
Our Massachusetts back injury attorneys understand the complex legal and medical issues. You can count on us to fight for the necessary resources vital to recovering from a serious back injury.
If your or a loved one has suffered a back injury in a Massachusetts accident, contact the Boston personal injury lawyers and wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. We will arrange to meet you at the place of your choosing, even at home or in the hospital. And you'll pay no fees unless we are successful in making a recovery.
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