Have You Injured Your Spine/Back? 

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Have you injured your spine/back?

When the spine; be it neck, mid-back or lower back; experiences sudden and intense forces, such as those that can occur in an auto accident, the intervertebral discs that cushion and separate the vertebrae can become injured. These injuries can take several different forms, including herniation, bulging, or rupturing of the disc.

During an auto accident, the body can be subjected to rapid acceleration and deceleration forces, such as those that occur during a sudden stop or impact. These forces can cause the body to jolt forward and backward or side to side, causing the spine to flex, extend, or twist beyond its normal range of motion. The sudden and extreme movement of the spine can put significant pressure on the intervertebral discs, causing them to deform, tear or even rupture.  When this happens the nucleus of a disc can start to “leak” which can cause immediate issues or delayed onset issues and even a delay in onset of symptoms. 

In addition to the direct impact of the accident, other factors can contribute to spinal disc injuries. For example, if the occupant of the vehicle is not wearing a seatbelt, they may be thrown forward and hit the steering wheel or dashboard, which can increase the force of the impact on the spine. Similarly, if the headrest is not positioned properly, it can fail to support the head and neck during impact, which can increase the risk of whiplash and other cervical spine injuries. When they are paying attention or have their head turned can also play a major role in what type of injuries a person may have. 

Overall, auto accidents can cause a variety of injuries to the spine, including damage to the intervertebral discs, the facets, the spinal cord, the arteries withing the spine, support ligaments and tendons, etc.  These injuries can range in severity from minor strains and sprains to more serious conditions that may require surgery or other interventions. It is important to seek medical attention promptly after an auto accident to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment of any injuries.  Medical attention should be with a qualified medical provider that know how to care for you and who knows about insurance claims.  Not all doctors want to get involved with insurance claims; and for those who do not, they can seriously damage your bodily injury claim.  We will help you find the right doctor for the type of injury you have sustained.  Picking a doctor at random is a sure recipe for insurance claim issues.  

Early detection and treatment intervention of an injury is critical to assure the best healing outcome.  The medical/scientific literature is full of research on why this is so.  Evaluate, treat and get proper legal representation.  Getting a quality truck accident lawyer in Charlotte, NC is very important.  As a doctor who represents injured people, I know injuries.  I treated thousands of accident injury, and now I represent them in the legal arena.  I fight for you and never for insurance companies.  Call us if you need our help.  Our staff at Ted A. Greve & Associates, PA is highly trained to help you every step of the way.  The call to and consultation with my office are free.  Call 1-800-333-4333 24 hours a day so that we can help start you on the way to health, and insurance claim, recovery.