Injury to the spine can lead to severe pain radiating from the neck to the shoulders and arms and from the lower back down to the legs. Get in touch with NYC Spinal Surgery Attorneys, Frekhtman & Associates at 1-866-ATTY-LAW. Typical injuries to the spine include herniated or bulging discs, fractures of the spinal vertebrae, radiculopathy, and other back injuries. Common treatments for spinal injuries may include physical therapy and rehabilitation, pain management treatment such as epidural steroid injections, or spinal surgery.
Physical Therapy includes range of motion exercises and other therapy to alleviate back injuries.
An MRI of the spine is a diagnostic test used by doctors to find out what type of injury is causing the patient’s symptoms.
Pain Management may include epidural steroid injections in which a doctor injects medicine into the disc space where the patient suffers an injury. The medicine relieves pain and numbs the area providing relief. However, with time, the medicine wears off but the herniated or ruptured part of the disc may still be impinging or touching upon the nerve roots leading to a recurrence of pain and symptoms. Another minimally invasive procedure is called a percutaneous discectomy which is a type of surgery where the doctor decompresses the disc thereby removing the herniation or bulge from the disc. When the minimally invasive procedures fail, a doctor may consider surgery including a discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion, or other procedure.
The lawyers at Frekhtman & Associates have experience litigating spinal injuries including spinal fusion surgery, laminectomy, discectomy, and other back surgery cases. Please contact us for a consultation to further discuss your questions at (866) ATTY – LAW.