What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
When you suffer a back injury, there are several areas of the back that may have been injured such as:
- The muscles
- Cartilage between the vertebrae
- The bones
- The nerves of the spinal cord
- The spinal cord
Injury to any of these areas of the back will cause sever pain and may become debilitating if not treated. A spinal cord injury (SCI) is the worst type of back injury. Injury to the spinal cord may cause a loss or reduced sense of feeling and affect your mobility. A spinal cord injury may lead to paraplegia or quadriplegia that will ultimately change your life.
- A spinal cord injury may be caused by:
- An auto accident
- A slip and fall
- Motorcycle accident
- Truck accident
- Dangerous premises
- Boat accident
How will my back pain be diagnosed?
Immediately following your accident, you will want to visit your doctor. You may not feel that you have an injury at first. After a few hours following your accident, you will start to feel your back muscles tighten. It is extremely important to visit your doctor because your doctor will exam your back and find any issues that may be the result of a back injury.
Following a physical examination of your back, your doctor may feel the need to have the following diagnostic studies performed:
- An MRI
- CT Scan
These diagnostic studies will show any issues that may have developed or may be developing that will cause you unnecessary pain. Our injury attorneys will need medical documentation to prove that you have suffered a back injury while filing your back injury claim in West Virginia and Ohio.
More Information and Help
For more information about back injuries and help with your back injury claim, please contact our injury attorneys serving clients in West Virginia and Ohio. Our injury attorneys are available to answer any back injury questions you may have.