Injuries to the back can have an exaggerated effect on an individual’s overall health. Unlike an arm or leg injury, which typically remains isolated to the point of injury, back injuries can have far reaching effects throughout the body, hampering mobility and even causing intense pain at the slightest movements. The culprit behind this dynamic is the spinal cord.
The spinal cord is essentially the centerpiece of the musculoskeletal system. It holds a collection of nerves that serve as the brain’s primary vessel for directing the various parts of the body. Damage to the spinal cord, often coming as the result of a back injury, can have a significant impact on the body’s overall ability to function.
Accidents Causing Back Injury
While the potential causes of back injury are wide ranging, often these injuries occur as the result of another’s negligence. Common causes include:
Diagnosis of Pasco County Back Injuries
Medical professionals determine the cause of the patient’s pain through a combination of the following two to three steps:
Do You Need a Back Injury Attorney?
There are a number of reasons to hire a New Port Richey lawyer to assist with your back injury claim:
Contact a New Port Richey Back Injury Lawyer
When you suffer from a back injury due to a car, motorcycle or truck accident, the most common injuries are muscle sprains/strains, bulging discs, herniated discs, or ruptured discs. Because of the trauma of an accident, the discs can be pushed out from between the vertebrae, causing pain in other areas of your body. Many people suffer from a “radiating pain” either down their arm(s), leg(s), or both. This is because the bulging or herniated disc(s) is applying pressure to the spinal cord. If you are experiencing this radiating pain it is extremely important to see your doctor immediately, to ensure proper treatment.
These injuries can be very difficult to diagnose and insurance companies will use delays in diagnosis and treatment to deny or lower payments it owes injured accident victims. Do not wait or delay in seeking advice because that may result in you having to personally pay for injuries caused by another party. At the Dolman Law Group, our skilled New Port Richey back injury lawyers will understand the serious nature of these injuries and will fight to get the compensation that you are owed. Please call our office at 727-853-6275 today.
Dolman Law Group
5435 Main Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652