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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Accident Injuries Often Lead to Corpectomies or Discectomies

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Serious accidents that include motor vehicle collisions, ceiling collapses and major falls at work often cause countless people to suffer spinal cord injuries. Fortunately, many of these patients respond well to conservative treatments like physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture, or epidural steroid injections. However, some patients may always require some form of surgery – such as a corpectomy or discectomy – while trying to heal more fully from their injuries. To help readers better understand what takes place during a corpectomy procedure, some general medical terms and information are shared below. Additional facts are then shared about what often takes...

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Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Options for Addressing Back Pain

Once you develop serious back pain after a catastrophic fall at work or a major car accident, you’ll be ready to try almost anything to properly manage it explains one of the New York personal injury lawyers at the F&A accident law firm in Manhattan. While surgery may be your orthopedist’s first suggestion if your pain is almost unbearable – you may be able to pursue a less invasive approach of six weeks of physical therapy if your pain is more moderate. As is noted in the June 2017 Consumer Reports magazine’s back pain cover story, more and more doctors are...

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It May Be the Only Option: Spinal Fusion Surgery After A Truck Or Car Accident

The Mayo Clinic likens the rubbery cushions or discs found between back vertebrae to jelly donuts, in that they encase a soft center in a tougher exterior. When the tougher exterior tears, some of the softer material may push out of the disc. These herniated discs are also sometimes called ruptured discs or slipped discs and may require spinal fusion surgery after a truck or car accident. Severe Pain Possible This protruding material may impinge on nerves. This may cause pain which often radiates down an arm or leg. In some instances, the pain is excruciating and debilitating. Nerve impingement may also...

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New York Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Discusses Percutaneous Discectomy and Other Types of Spinal Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries, Percutaneous Discectomy & Other Possible Treatments Survivors of major car accidents and catastrophic falls must regularly seek out the best medical treatment they can afford for their pain and injuries explains a New York City spinal cord injury lawyer at the F&A accident law firm. At present, car accidents cause over 35 percent (35%) of all new spinal cord injuries (SCIs) and another 10% of them are due to motorcycle, bicycle, and ATV accidents. Falls from higher levels account for 81% of all fatal falls. Taken together, workplace falls and those occurring elsewhere directly cause 25% of all new...

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NYC Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Discuss Treatment Options For Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating. Depending on the severity, such trauma can lead to partial or complete paralysis. In the past, it was often fatal. Now, with advances in technology, several treatments can help those suffering from spinal cord injuries improve their quality of life and even regain some level of motor function. Fusion Spinal fusion is just what it sounds like - it involves a surgical technique that connects the vertebrae of the spine together. This prevents any further movement and helps to protect the damaged area of the spinal cord. It's done by placing bone grafts around the spine,...

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Obtaining Legal Assistance Following a Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury typically occurs in response to a sudden and traumatic blow to the back that dislocates and/or fractures vertebrae. Damage results from displaced bone fragments, torn ligaments, or disc tissue entering the spinal cord. Whereas most spinal cord injuries do not involve complete severing of the cord itself, any foreign material has the potential to compromise or destroy nerve signals which can result in minor localized nerve damage or major partial or complete paralysis. These injuries are classified as either incomplete—where the spinal cord maintains the ability to convey messages between it and the brain—or complete—where a total lack...

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Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers discusses Percutaneous Discectomy as minimally invasive medical option for traumatic back pain

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic, persistent back pain. Many of these find relieve for their condition in the form of procedure known as percutaneous discectomy for herniated disc. A common cause of chronic back pain is a bulging or distended disk in the spinal column, also known as disc herniation or more commonly as a herniated disc. The distended disk can press on a nerve, causing moderate to severe pain and limited mobility. The spinal column is made up of a series of bones, called vertebrae. Between each vertebra is a spongy disc which serves as a sort of shock absorber between...

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New York Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Explains Complete and Incomplete Severity Levels

Car accidents, workplace injuries, and trip and fall accidents are just some of the ways that a severe spinal cord injury may occur. While injuries vary widely, they can be classified as either complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury is one that causes total loss of function at and below the original point of injury. Complete spinal cord injuries are further divided into complete paraplegia and complete tetraplegia. In the first type, the injured person permanently loses all motor function below the T1 vertebrae. This includes loss of sensation in the legs, bladder, bowel, and sexual organs. The person...

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Hospital Sends Bronx, NY Man Home with Bullet Lodged In Neck

  A shooting victim said that NYC hospital sent him home prematurely with a live bullet still lodged in his neck and instructed him to come back 4 days later to get it removed. Ricardo Acevedo was hit with a bullet while replacing a security camera outside a Bronx convenience store. Investigators believe the shots were fired by a youth aiming for someone else. Although doctors at St. Barnabas Hospital treated the wound he was asked to go to an affiliated clinic on Monday to get the bullet removed. Bullets also injured two teenage girls. Police haven't made any arrests in the case so...

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Most Recent Trial Court Verdicts for Spinal Discectomy

Most Recent Trial Court Discectomy Verdicts In New York City Recent verdicts involving the spinal discectomy surgical procedure confirm that many factors determine the ultimate outcome of a personal injury trial. The court venue, the type of case, liability, the attorneys, experts, the severity of injury, and other elements all play a role. { "@context": "https://schema.org", "@type": "ClaimReview", "datePublished": "2018-03-12", "url": "https://www.jsonline.com/story/sponsor-story/froedtert/2018/03/12/laser-spine-surgery-what-does-science-say/32773175/", "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Dr. Shekar Kurpad", "jobTitle": "Neurosurgeon...

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