When you have experienced a back injury related to an accident, it can be a very stressful experience. The stress is caused from the chronic pain, but also because of all of the unknowns. Back injuries are sometimes resolved with rest. But, quite often, such injuries require months of physical therapy, painful injections and/or surgery. We have worked with a variety of clients, from those who only required compensation for physical therapy treatment, to those who needed spinal fusions and a long period of rehabilitation. When you have suffered from an injury to your back, it will prohibit you from working or performing every day tasks. While you attempt to get the source of your injury diagnosed and treated, you also often have to live off of your savings, and bills start to pile up. We can help:
At the Law Office of Casey W. Stevens, located in Alpharetta, Georgia, we represent clients in personal injury cases, utilizing our experience and knowledge to obtain full compensation for all costs related to your injury - loss of work, pain and suffering, and medical costs for procedures such as back surgery. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.Accidents Causing Back Injury
Many types of accidents can lead to serious back injuries. Our firm has assisted clients who have sustained back injuries as a result of the following:
Spinal fusion is the most common back surgery, in which the vertebrae in the back are joined together. This method limits the motion in the area of injury, taking pressure off of the nerves.
Laminectomy is a surgery in which bone spurs, parts of the bone and ligaments are removed. It can make the spine less stable, leading to a spinal fusion.
Foraminotomy is a procedure performed by surgeons to relieve pressure on the nerves to ease pain by cutting away bone at the sides of a patient’s vertebrae. This leaves more space for the nerve and relieves pressure and pain.
Diskectomy – A disk is the cushion that keeps your vertebrae from rubbing against each other. When the disk moves out of position it can impede upon the spinal nerves. A discectomy is performed to remove all or part of the disk.
If you are facing the possibility of undergoing back surgery or a lumbar discectomy and are worried about who will foot the medical bill, contact The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens - we may be able to help.Non-Surgical Pain Relief After an Accident
Muscle relaxants keep muscles from tightening and spasming, relieving pain. Because these are addictive, they are not recommended for long term pain management.
Narcotic pain medications, also called opioids, are also effective in managing pain because they are able to block the brain from perceiving pain. Because they are addictive, they are also not recommended for long-term pain management.
Back braces Although some people find pain relief from the support of a back brace, others find they impede recovery by not requiring the muscles to strengthen. Back braces are valuable after back surgery in combination with physical therapy.
Epidural steroid injections are placed directly into the outer part of the spinal cord’s dural sac. They are not always permanent, but are designed to reduce inflammation to reduce pressure on back nerves.
Acupuncture, Physical Therapy and Chiropractic care are all methods used to address back pain with varying rates of success.Relying Upon Our Experience
Our attorneys have helped clients receive full compensation for pain and suffering, loss of wages and medical costs following an injury requiring back surgery. Attorney Stevens used to work as an insurance defense attorney before becoming a plaintiff lawyer. We’ve put that experience to good use in helping our clients recover financially as they focus on recovering physically.
Call us today at 770-408-6364 for a free consultation and case evaluation. We have six offices to serve you, or we’d be happy to meet you at the hospital, your home or office.
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